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The Culinary Treasures of Aksaray

April 27, 2013

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Imagine taking a bus from Russia through Chechnya or Georgia and across the great length of the Turkish steppes to Istanbul. Well, there are those who do it, and the bus route finally empties these tired smelly travelers in Aksaray. This is a grubby neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul. The name, Aksaray, translates […]

Median Income

April 2, 2013

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Median Income The angular oasis in the wet, icy sea of concrete. The hot, dusty, sticky desert of concrete. The slivers of white left by a hurried hand filling in the gray of this mega city. Misshapen islands with no taxable businesses. Dogs saunter across busy streets, and, when they sink their first paw into […]