Turkish Love Stories: The Maiden’s Tower, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey

In my personal life I spend quite a lot of time giving awkward hugs, practicing my Mary Katherine Gallagher armpit impressions (sometimes not in that order), and not sharing cake. But, deep down, I am a romantic and a sucker for the classics – Humphrey Bogart, Puccini, Young MC, push pops, Robert Redford, Slime Time Live, and Van Morrison.

Kabapçı İskender Ünlü Street, Bursa, Turkey

Writing is hard…you look down at what should be flowing and clear and find a train wreck of wordy, indecisive nihility. It’s excessive and lacking. It’s not what you meant to say and now you’re unsure about what your point was in the first place. It’s not right and you don’t know what to do. This isn’t what you mean at all.