Tag: Tourist Attractions

The Creepiness of the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

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Apr 9, 2017
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Posted in: Attractions

Note: I’m currently in Japan this week, and it’s been a remarkable trip thus far. I need to take some time to tell you all about it, but right now I’m stuffing my face with rice balls and just delighting in how beautiful and clean everything is. So you’ll have to wait for my posts…

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Erasing Lines at The Hagia Sophia, Turkey

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Mar 27, 2017
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Islamophobia has, understandably, been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been watching as it slowly spreads across America – perhaps it’s always been around, just under the surface, but in recent months, with the election of our new President, it’s come to a rolling boil. He has villified Americans and foreigners alike, accused the…

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Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

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Mar 16, 2017
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I am not afraid of heights. This is notable, because I have historically been afraid of: a Boston Terrier, my coat (I woke up from a nap and freaked out because I thought it was a cat), and my own shadow (it caught me off guard. At the age of 36). So having a small…

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The Jardínes del Túria, Valencia, Spain

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Jan 4, 2017
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Posted in: Attractions, Parks

I walked a lot in Spain. Ten or twelve miles on most days, sometimes more, most of it spent walking seemingly with purpose, and yet more often than not there was no specific destination where I was headed. When I ended up at a churro stand at the end of the day, it was COINCIDENCE. (“I…

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I Wore A Pink Bunny Suit in the Christmas Story House

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Dec 24, 2016
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Posted in: Attractions, Museums

I know that a good story requires build-up before a big reveal, but I’ve never had the patience for that. While everyone else is sitting through the rising action, I’m screaming “GET TO THE CLIMAX,” which doesn’t always fly in the middle of a movie theater or wedding ceremony or bris. And so, breaking all…

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La Ciudad de Las Artes y Ciencias, Valencia, Spain.

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Jul 19, 2016
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Posted in: Attractions, Museums

  I’ve tried to write about La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) before. It’s a rather remarkable collection of buildings (an aquarium, a science center, conference halls) in the center of Valencia, Spain, architecturally fascinating and utterly unlike anything I’ve seen in my travels. I wanted very much to…

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