Seville: Schooled on Tapas

The phrase, “eating tour,” neatly summed up a recent trip to Spain.  My partner and I made it our mission to work our way through a succession of fabulous tapas spots in Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. This sampling of staples like patatas bravas (fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce), tortilla de patata (potato omelet) […]

Istanbul: Thriving Art Scene

When the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul staged Turkey’s first-ever exhibition of work by Pablo Picasso in 2003, promotional billboards covered the city’s walls with the venue and dates of the exhibition, and just a single word: “Picasso.”  On opening day, crowds filled the museum to capacity – not because of public passion for the […]