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glimpse: TRRROIA | It sounded something like “Trrroia” when my Turkish bunk bed neighbor in Istanbul gave me a travel suggestion. Our conversations were pleasant, but never made it too far past smiles and the mutual understanding of Raki and cigarettes; right now I had no clue what he was saying, but it was evident by his incomprehension of my incomprehension that “Trrroia" was of some significance. When it dawned on me, he had rewritten history in my mind with only one word: Troy was no longer a faint myth of the Iliad, but an actual place witnessed by ruins. Meanwhile the actual Hollywood horsie adorns the seafront of nearby Canakkale.

 

Dubai / UAE   the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa dwarfing its skyscraper neighbors

 

Istanbul / Turkey   view from Galata Tower

 

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