Wool Socks and Winter Coats

With our departure a mere 2 weeks away, Nick and I are busy setting up meetings and planning the details of our research trip to Istanbul. While there we plan on visiting the Railway Museum located at Sirkeci Station, as well as the university library.

Seeing as how we were both born and raised in the SF Bay Area, we are also busy thinking about how to stay warm. My wool socks have been purchased, and I am glad I invested in a winter coat a few years ago for a trip to Iceland. (While on vacation I visited Pedro Ziviani, author of Mythic Iceland.) I may end up packing hundreds of hand warmers in lieu of other necessities (who needs more than one pair of pants, anyway?)

Check in here to follow along our journey.

Here is a view of Istanbul from the 1920s for your pleasure.

Hagia Sophia in the 1920s.

Hagia Sophia in the 1920s.

 

 

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8 responses to “Wool Socks and Winter Coats

  1. Definitely go to the basilica cistern if you can. Very cthulhoid

  2. Nick Smith

    For a Dark Ages connection, you might want to check out the Hagia Sophia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_inscriptions_in_Hagia_Sophia

    • MeghanMcLean

      Hi Nick!
      We will actually be staying in a hostel near the Hahia Sophia. We will be scrambling and trying to see and meet with as many people as possible during our short trip. Thanks for the advice!

  3. MeghanMcLean

    Thanks for the suggestions! We will definitely check those out. Cthulhu Fhtagn!

  4. Koray Ozbudak

    I’m from Istanbul (actually lived near to a certain mosque for quite a while) and looking forward to receive my travelers’s chest. Have a safe trip and don’t hesitate to contact me for any kind of help.

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