Author: menelaos


Cats of Istanbul

Every time I visited Istanbul, I noticed all the stray dogs and cats in the streets. I generally think nothing of it and simply dismiss it as a normal thing, because Greece is not...


Welcome to Istanbul: City of Two Continents

Call it what you will. Some people say it’s Istanbul. Others say it’s Constantinople. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I...


More than just the Acropolis

Three weeks ago I landed in Athens. No, not the original one in Georgia. The cheap knock-off in Greece, the one with the decrepit, old buildings. It’s been almost three years since the last...