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The Banya

February 11, 2012


I arrived in Odessa just as the cold snap was taking Europe by surprise. It was too early to tell just how severe it would become.  The saddening death tolls had just started to amass and weren’t reported yet. Just a week before I arrived, my host Joey walked to work in only a button up […]

My Side of the Hamam

May 17, 2011


My name is Cari.  I’ve been mentioned before.  I was featured in the cherry limeade tutorial photos.  Recently, Stephen wrote a blog entry about our hamam experiences in Turkey.  Today was our 3rd visit to the hamam due to the water being turned off in the general Kadıköy area.  Stephen mentioned that there is some […]

The Hamam: Heaven’s Torture Chamber

May 17, 2011


It’s a lazy Tuesday morning on Art Street and teaspoon clinks provide the treble to accompany the muffled bass of friendly conversations. This is the tranquil cafe soundtrack of my street. It’s my last day off before the workweek starts, and I’m clinging onto this morning with a white fisted grip. I just attempted to wash […]