Travel Tidbits and Tips

Istanbul 1. After seeing the “Feel like a Star” Turkish Airlines commercial in Germany, we were quite excited to see if the service lived up to the claims. The commercial features a good tune that sticks hard in my head. Well, Turkish Airlines was great. Check-in was seamless, and they offered us exit row seats…

First Istanbul Impressions

We arrived at dawn and the airport’s bustle belied the sleepiness of the city. Istanbul strikes immediately as a crossroads city. Dumpy tenements worthy of Eastern Europe mesh awkwardly with luxury condos, all eventually fading away into the city’s more ancient districts. The airport’s international arrivals board shows the city’s true nature, too. Flights were…