Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

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A Christmas Morning Shave in Istanbul

The Barber Flashing the Flame

“Good morning! Happy Christmas!” Our hostel hosts are giving all of the white, Western faces emerging from their rooms the compliments of the season with the more internationally known “happy” rather than the American favorite “merry.” Here in Istanbul, with deep cultural and religious roots in both Christianity and Islam, everyone knows and respects each […]


First Impressions of Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

  This post was originally scheduled for the day of the tragic bombing in Istanbul. To observe the significance of the developing event, I delayed this post and wrote an immediate reaction on the blog instead. When traveling, it is important, I believe, to try to capture your observations, thoughts, and memories as quickly as […]


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