Ithaca, NY


I’m up in Ithaca for a conference at Cornell. It’s a beautiful place, and I’ve had some time to walk around and take some photos.

Back in Istanbul


Rather than spending just one day in Ankara, I caught a connection to Istanbul on an overnight bus. There’s a lot here that I’d still like to see.

Goreme to Ankara


Cappadocia has been really beautiful. I’m headed for the to bus to Ankara in a few minutes. Nobody has had anything nice to say about Ankara, but it’s halfway to Istanbul from here, and hopefully the Archeaology museum is worth … Continue reading

Cappadocia, Day 1


Here are some photos from Goreme in Cappadocia. I feel lucky to have snow on the ground and some blue skies this afternoon.



Here’s a quick post to say that I’ve made it to Konya. I’ll post more about the last few days soon, but for now I’ll say that I’m amazed at how helpful people here have been. I’ve felt completely safe … Continue reading

Happy New Year


Last night was a lot of fun. There are about seven of us who have become friends since I got here. Alex and Marta got us invited to a house party through a friend from back home in Croatia. It … Continue reading

Istanbul Modern


So far so good. I’ve been having nice time. There is a ton to see in Istanbul, and I’ll try to get photos up tomorrow. I’ve fallen in with a good crowd at the guesthouse, and we’re heading to a … Continue reading

Basilica Cistern


This underground chamber was used as a water supply. Nobody knows why the Medusa heads were used to support those two columns, but it may just be that they were the right size and the builders got a good deal … Continue reading