The Eternal City of Rome

The Eternal City of Rome

Roma caput mundi, “capital of the world,” the Romans used to say. Living in Italy, I grew up with the myth of Rome instilled in my mind. At school—I also did classic studies—we spent hundreds and hundreds of...
Panorama of Istanbul

In Istanbul, Loneliness Does Not Belong

I like to think of my existence as a feather driven by wind, floating here and there—it’s no accident that my favourite movie is Forrest Gump. Lightness is the secret. When we are light enough, the wind of d...