One of my favorite photos I've taken in Istanbul - maybe because I wake up so many mornings to the call of the seagulls.
One day last week I was out to lunch with friend. Me, an American, a Turk, an Italian, a Brit and a Greek-American. Not surprisingly we were talking food and how we'd adapted our normal diets during out time in Istanbul, eventually the topic turned to grocery shopping here. One person admitted that here, like everywhere she travels the grocery store was one of the first things she liked to see. Soon we all admitted that grocery stores are one of our favorite cultural experiences when we travel and a must see on any itinerary.
I can't help but wonder if we are unique - or are there more people out there who hit up the grocery store on every visit to a new country.
Rufus Wainwright / Dido: I Eat Dinner Pin It