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Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

  Every year, for about 10 years, I took my extended family members in Tehran, Iran to the polls. They lived in two parts of Tehran. One group was in the south, where my dad’s mom lived, and one group was in the east where […]

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

  Habib Gerez, a charming narcissist! In the previous story, I explained how I came across an older gentleman. Here is the rest of the story. I took my daughter’s hand gently, and followed Habib Gerez to his cozy mysterious alley. Gerez took us back […]

How ‘Act for America’ and Anti-Muslim Protesters Could Benefit from a Ramadan Iftaar

How ‘Act for America’ and Anti-Muslim Protesters Could Benefit from a Ramadan Iftaar

The Anti-Muslim group ACT for America is planning to hold a rally in Seattle on the weekend. A similar protest was planed for Portland until Mayor Ted Wheeler canceled this event in the aftermath of two men having been murdered and a third wounded in […]

You need to bargain in Istanbul to prevent overpay

You need to bargain in Istanbul to prevent overpay

<style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> A thin line divides modernity and tradition at Istiklal Avenue, the most famous street in Istanbul, Turkey. Roughly speaking, more than 3 million people visit the 1.4 kilometers (less than one mile) street in a single day during weekends. […]