cappadocia, turkey: the reason everyone should travel

We go about our lives, consumed with the everyday groove of work and our particular routine, and rarely realize that there are parallel worlds...

konya, turkey: whirling dervishes and mohammad’s beard

On a midpoint in my travels from Ankara to Antalya, the city of Konya welcomed me as it has welcomed many Muslim pilgrims over...

kaş, turkey and the sunken city of kekova

From the city of Antalya, I made my way to Kaş, a small seaside town in the Antalya province of Turkey, about four or...

a history of hagia sofia in istanbul, as told by sofia petrillo of the...

Picture it, Constantinople, 537.  A young emperor dedicates a new structure to St. Sophia, the Divine Wisdom.  Before this, he had spent many hours...

an unexpected trip to a runway show in selçuk, turkey

As the caption to a picture I posted to my personal Facebook page reads, somehow I ended up backstage at a runway show in...

I am always in the thick of world events: the turkish north protests austerity

Having come from Malta where there were not only protests at the Libyan embassy, but at a moment when Libyan pilots landed and sought...

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