I traveled to Istanbul last week to meet with my team from work, and as my friend Gracie would say, I was Turkish delighted. The city’s history stretches back almost 1700 years, its population is twice that of New York City, and the city straddles two continents: we stayed on the European side of the city, and we were able to hop on a ferry to take a day trip to Asia. The city is full of riches: ancient history, architecture, culture, food, cats*. It stimulated every sense, at all times.
*The cats in Istanbul might have been my favorite part. See Kedi, a documentary with lots of beautiful footage of the city and its kitties. Also, our day trip to Asia included lunch at Ciya, featured in season 5 episode 2 of Chef’s Table. The food was phenomenal, but it’s not in this post; I was too busy eating to get any photos.
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Beautiful photos of a beautiful place!
Fun fact, my first cat was named Kedi. I was 3ish when we got him and my dad asked me what I wanted to name him and I said “cat” because I was 3 and he was a cat. My dad decided to make it more interesting by using the Turkish word for cat, hence “Kedi”
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