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So Zeplin is a great bar that just recently opened in Kadiköy. They’re great for a number of reasons but chief among them is they have BEER. And, like, real beer, not the poison swill Effes or the bland, underachieving … Continue reading

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Child Safety, and Setting Good Examples.

I was having lunch with a friend at Humeriye yesterday, (great little cafe close to the fish market in Kadiköy, btw. They have a huge porch with lots of tables right out front, and the people watching doesn’t get much … Continue reading

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In which we attempt to culture ourselves.

I met Bestie for celebratory “we made it through the whole morning!” afternoon drinks at our favorite dive, which has a name but which everyone just calls “cheap bar.” One of our favorite things to do is sit around drinking … Continue reading

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Friday night in Taksim

In all fairness, we got a late start on dinner. I met Owe in Taksim Square at 8:30, and first we had to have drinks and catch up. I took him to my secret bar, which is tucked away off … Continue reading

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