Monthly Archives: April 2008

Istanbul is Constantinople

The first thing we learned is that Istanbul is not particularly Turkish – it defines itself outward, it defines itself as the successor to Rome, it sees itself as a city of trade, and it believes itself European. The second … Continue reading

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Fascinating, beautiful, delicious Barcelona

So we sailed into Barcelona, docked at the World Trade Center, cleared Spanish Immigration, and were free to go into town by 8 a.m. And going into the most interesting part of town was just a short walk through the … Continue reading

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