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Summer Vacation Ideas: Istanbul

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul's many neighbourhoods are a feast for the eyes. From mosques to old Roman aqueducts to modern buildings and palaces aplenty, the city continues to impress, even after weeks in town. I spent 3 weeks there and it was not enough; I returned…

Chicken Pudding: Dessert of Champions

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads You read that right: chicken pudding, and for dessert too. During my weeks in Istanbul, I made it a point (of course) to eat as much as possible of the different local offerings. I’m not a dessert person - I don’t like chocolate - but I…

Murmuration of Starlings over Istanbul

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Istanbul is a lovely city to explore but a curious thing happens at dusk: murmurations of starlings swirl their way across the city’s many rooftops, clustering on a tree then continuing on their graceful path. For anyone who has seen starlings in flight, it’s an incredible,…

A Swirling Storm over Florida, Amazing Food from Istanbul and Other Travel News

Earlier in April, NASA invited a group of tweeters to join for the launch of its STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. That launch was delayed until April 29-29, and due to bad weather the shuttle never took off as planned. However, Trey Ratcliff did manage to capture the weather with one of his signature, beautiful…

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