Monthly Archives: September 2011

Teatotallers: Tea culture in Turkey

When I was a child I joined the Brownies – the junior, female, British version of the Scouts. I had a brown uniform with a yellow scarf held in place by a woggle, and, according to the Brownie handbook at … Continue reading

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My list of must-pack items for your travel bag

I’ve done quite a lot of travelling on my own and it’s never been at the luxury end of the scale, where in my imagination there is always someone around to resolve your issues for you – a personal concierge … Continue reading

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Following James Bond to Istanbul

According to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, James Bond is planning his third trip to Istanbul. He’s been twice before, once with Sean Connery’s face in From Russia with Love, and once looking remarkably Pierce Brosnan in The World … Continue reading

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October 2007 – Intro to The Ramazan Diaries

Written 4 October 2007: This diary started life as a piece I wrote for Altinkum’s local newspaper, Voices, about Ramazan. I remember when I first came here [ed’s note: in 2006], I didn’t really “get” it as a concept – … Continue reading

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Just starting out…

This blog is the public face of a personal journey, mostly a metaphorical one but wherever possible geographical as well. The first posts I plan to publish are several years old and I’m not planning to reread them before posting … Continue reading

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