Category Archives: Turkey

The Furry Fortunetellers of Istanbul

Culture shock is something that most people avoid like the plague. I thrive on it. The weirder, the better. I’ve participated in plenty of bizarre local customs over the years but consulting a rabbit about my future is definitely one … Continue reading

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A Supposedly Relaxing Thing I’ll Never do Again

“Too many kebabs, eh?” I’m semi-nude and a Turkish guy, also semi-nude and who strongly resembles my middle-school art teacher, is poking me in the stomach. He reaches for a cloth mitt as rough as a cat’s tongue and begins … Continue reading

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