Reporting Trips

  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 876

    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: 1102

    Democratic protests…?

    by Sanjena Sathian 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 in Istanbul. This is not a strange occurrence in...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1243

    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: 1237

    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: 1078

    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: 1075

    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: 1096

    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: 901

    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: 1873

    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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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 906

    We Arrived in Istanbul!

    After overcoming a few hurdles in JFK Airport, we have all arrived safely in Istanbul, eaten our first meal of kofte (Turkish-style lamb meatballs), and experimented with strong Turkish coffee while exploring the area around the Hagia...

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