A view of Galata Tower through the hole of a Simit, Istanbul.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey The first time I went to Istanbul I was 22 years old and it was my first trip through Europe. I had joined one of those ‘party’ tours at the behest of two of my friends whom I had met up with along the way, and the two things that still stand

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A crowd of people on the Bosphorus with the Galata tower in the background.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey I am very conscious of how fortunate I am to be able to travel the world while I put my life at home on hold. I live in a country that’s peaceful, I have a stable job, a roof over my head and access to food and clean water: so for me

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