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Halfway to Cockfosters

There are welcome signs everywhere, but the most inviting one is the square-chested man standing next to his wide-hipped woman – the loo, at 7am. Are we part of the EU – not that we’re European, but the American flag is … Continue reading

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Pink Drinks in Turkey

I’m up before 7:30am, as is the sun that’s on the other side of buildings and trees, and not to be seen till I go upstairs to the breakfast rooftop patio. I take in the skyscrapers on the horizon, the … Continue reading

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My First Night in Istanbul

… and then I’m introduced to Mr. Çetinkaya, the partner of Topkapi Carpet by Koyuncu, and a man that I feel comfortable with – to drink tea, to have lunch, and to buy his carpets if I had the money. I can tell … Continue reading

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On the Winged Stallion to the Land of The Turks

I had a dual birthday party to attend – drink homemade wine, pose for flower-framed photos, write a message in their memory book, hold the baby, post a picture to Instagram, and eat two plates of food in prep for … Continue reading

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Basil Bedouin Beach

I have coffee just to help me out of bed at 5:30a after going to bed after 1am. I was told last night that I could snorkel at 7a after breakfast. Reading an old review, the price was 50Dh an hour and … Continue reading

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