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Social Circus in Mardin part IV – Having your coffee… and reading it, too

Another especially Turkish rest day activity was receiving a traditional coffee reading, and, eventually, learning how to read myself. Since Damla had mentioned only half-jokingly that she was really good and reading coffee, I had been curious for a while. Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part III – Hamam Secrets on a Women’s Day Out

After the smashing success of the closing shows on Sunday, it was time to leave the clean-up for another day, have a decadent brunch with new found friends soon to depart and treat ourselves to the finer things in life. Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part II – Of Festivals, Food Poisoning and the Worth of NGO Work

Hi there! Now let’s at least try to conclude the summer tales before the first snow falls – maybe it already has where you are, but let me assure you that even though I travelled further north and am currently Read more…


Circus, circus! – Of Juggling in the Dust and Stilting through the Chaos

Good morning (probably not anymore by the time this gets out – save it for an appropriate opportunity if you like), dear readers! It’s been a while this time, mainly because living the stories still takes slight priority over telling Read more…


Breaking the Rules – Trail Burnout between Istanbul and Iznik

Welcome back! So this is the post that was meant to be about the big hike, about the Sufi Trail, this pilgrimage like path¬† leading the roughly 800km from Istanbul to Mardin. Hiking this trail was a big part of Read more…