Because it was a Saturday and the weather was unseasonably warm, a colleague and I set out on foot to get as much sight-seeing as possible crammed into our gorgeous day.  The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower that was a short walk from our hotel.  When it was built in the 1300s it […]

From Paris we headed to Istanbul.  It was the first time I’d ever flown Turkish Air or traveled to Turkey.  Shortly after takeoff, as a little treat between drinks and the most amazing airline food dinner, the flight attendants passed out these cute little cups of Turkish delight. On Today’s Date in the Past: Skinny […]