Reporting Trips

  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 565

    Dumb Luck, Language Barriers, and Terrorist Ties

    by Jessica Shor Bagcilar is at the end of Istanbul’s T1 tramline, 20 stops from our hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s tourist center. Wikipedia describes it as a working class suburb, known for its poor infrastructure, as well...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 418

    Turkish shadow theater

    by Sanjena Sathian A few of us just got back from a meeting at the Turkish Cultural Foundation near Taksim Square. I just wanted to share my personal favorite slice of Turkish culture that they showed us: Karagoz puppetry! Check out the...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 522

    Democratic protests…?

    by Sanjena Sathian youtube= credit: Sanjena Sathian  This afternoon, a few of us found ourselves in the middle of a Kurdish minority group’s political protest near Taksim Square, a central area...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 585

    Forbes and Fashion

    by Ali Friedman and Catherine Osborn We approached today’s interview with a high-end fashion designer this afternoon from two different places, mentally and…as we came to realize afterward, morally. Catherine had heard that this...

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  • May 16, 2011 • Reporting Trips, Uncategorized • Views: 519

    What is Turkey?

    by Uzra Khan Every time I set foot in a new place, I immediately try to ‘figure it out’. What are the people’s attitudes to a variety of topics, what are people talking about in conversation, what is important to people,...

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  • May 16, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 482

    Power and Politics at the Grand Bazaar

    by Diana Saverin As a group of twenty-two, our dinner tables are long. I sat on one end the other night, enjoying a “mountain salad” and working through the latest breadbasket, when conversation about South America flickered a memory...

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  • May 15, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 542

    The Perks of Touring with a Local

    by Diego Salvatierra Although I haven’t seen many of the main tourist sites (just yet), on my second day in Istanbul I got a small glimpse at the city through local eyes. Pınar Zevkirlioğlu, a Turkish friend of mine and third-year...

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  • May 14, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 534

    Covering Up

    by Sanjena Sathian I went on a shopping spree for about twelve of the fifty hours I spent at home in Atlanta before coming to Turkey, buying clothes that fit under the tab of what we Glo-trippers have now dubbed “conservative-chic”...

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  • May 13, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 513

    In the Bazaar

    by Charlotte Parker A few of us spent the day going carpet store to carpet store in the Grand Bazaar trying to discover what makes a “real” or “authentic” Turkish rug (still unclear). We were offered, and drank, at least four cups...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1128

    First Adventures

    by Charlotte Parker Since we touched down a mere 15 hours ago, we have already eaten our weights in kofte and kebaps, tried apple tea and Turkish coffee, ridden the city’s spotless and beautiful public tramway, and … been on the set of...

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