Posts Tagged ‘protests’

a typical Cumatesi (saturday) in istanbul

July 16th, 2013 | Posted by b | No Comments
My airbnb-pal Ana is in town, so the turk and I met her in beyoğlu to have an iftar dinner at a little lokanta I had read about. It was ...

First day of fasting 2013: success!

July 9th, 2013 | Posted by b | No Comments
Granted a fair amount involved sleeping, and I don’t know how we would do it without an a/c, but still, happy first iftar of ramazan everyone! We had a yummy ...

Meanwhile in Egypt…

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted by b | No Comments
I don’t mean to turn this into a political blog, but I just had to share this video showing an anti-Morsi rally on Sunday in Cairo. All I can say is, wow! ...

Stand by me

June 19th, 2013 | Posted by b | No Comments
We’ve got friends visiting from the faraway land of SF (hiya Sabs and Randall!) so we’ve been touristing and enjoying the hustle and bustle of istanbul in the summer heat ...

Diren Turkiye update

June 14th, 2013 | Posted by b | No Comments
So members of the Taksim Solidarity group met with the PM late last night and they are going to speak in gezi park this afternoon. Last night, for the second ...

DIREN TURKIYE!

June 13th, 2013 | Posted by b | 1 Comment
I am so angry at what is going on in Istanbul and Turkey right now. The PM is speaking yet again and all he does is blame and threaten everyone. ...

….with a rebel yell

June 4th, 2013 | Posted by b | 1 Comment
We went to Gezi Park in Taksim square today. It felt like post-apocalyptic burningman, everyone walking around with dust masks and goggles hanging around their necks, stopping to take pictures ...

do you hear the people sing?

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by b | 2 Comments
So we arrived back in Istanbul after two weeks of family fun and east coast adventures right when the ‘@#% hit the fan’ as they say. Our shuttle bus from ...

walk like an egyptian

January 30th, 2011 | Posted by b | No Comments
it’s difficult to be upset about my football team losing today 2-1 (on bad ref calls too. a red card, seriously?? and they were lucky to get that first goal) ...
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