My dear friends Eric Gaskins, of Emperor’s Real Clothes, and Anton Bronner just returned from a whirlwind tour of Europe, visiting four countries in three weeks. Their last stop was Istanbul, returning just before the increased warnings for US tourists travelling to Turkey. Despite the threats they had a fantastic stay, which Eric brilliantly documents in his recent posts. I’ve always wanted to go to Istanbul, on the cusp of east and west and full of history, it’s high on my list of places to see. Until things calm down the next best thing is to read up on it and no better place to start than the links below.