I feel the same way when I’m in big cities/very tourist areas. You see cameras everywhere. Even some of my friends/family members want a gazillion photos so they can choose the best one to be the next profile photo on Facebook.
I think being able to climb mountains, dive in seas, and cycle across continents has ruined the typical city visits for me.
This is my fourth visit to Istanbul. I remember loving the city on my previous three visits. But that was before my adventuring began. That was before I started learning there was so much more out there.
When I learned I’d be coming to Istanbul on a quick business trip, I made sure to add an extra day to revisit the city I recalled being so enchanted with. It had been several years since I was here and I couldn’t wait to be back.
My disenchantment started at the airport. It was run down in a way that reminded me of Cairo’s old airport. The driver that was arranged…
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