Author Archives: typeatravels

Good to be home

I’m going to write a recap of Istanbul still.  In the last couple days I spent 17 hours up in the air.  I’m not exhausted, but I’ll be done with long flights for the foreseeable future.

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A different Europe in Istanbul

As I started to type this Saturday night, the call to prayer started to pump out of the Blue Mosque, right across from our hotel’s patio.  It’s really loud.  There are six minarets at the mosque equipped with several speakers … Continue reading

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Only tourists

Third and final full day in Istanbul. Will write a post tomorrow. For now, a portion of our evening the other night (shared among four).

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A brief moment Dubai

I’m not even sure Dubai is worth a day.  If you’re headed somewhere and it’s a logical connection point, I think spending a day there would be fine.  But I would never recommend it otherwise. I see now why people … Continue reading

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Thankfully here for less than a day

But it’s a dry heat, which is refreshing in a sick kind of way. I also don’t think I’ve had jet lag yet. My body is just really confused. I woke up around 4am every morning in Japan, but could … Continue reading

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Hard-to-describe Tokyo

I’ve wanted to visit Japan for several years, and it’s been a rewarding place to discover.  Trying to figure out ways around the language barrier, making my way all over Kyoto and Tokyo using transit, and experiencing the culture (history, … Continue reading

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Sushi and more

I have all my iPhone  pictures on my borrowed netbook now, so I can show you some of the things I’ve been eating. This is the savory pancake thing I mentioned from Kyoto.  It’s actually called okonomiyaki. Not pictured are … Continue reading

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