Tag: Arabic

A Voice From Inside The Dazzling Diversity of Istanbul, Turkey

A Voice From Inside The Dazzling Diversity of Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey’s geography and history are as complex and captivating as its capitol city, Istanbul. Once called Byzantium, then Constantinople, the ancient city was colonized by Greeks, conquered by Romans, and invaded by Ottomans. Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul lies on two continents: Asia and Europe. To say it is diverse is an understatement. A Voice From Istanbul... Read more »

Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home

Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home
If you’re like me, you know very little about Malta, except that is was the setting for the classic Humphrey Bogart film, Maltese Falcon and the December 1989 Malta Summit between President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Amy, my contact for this post on Malta, helped fill in the blanks. How I... Read more »