Istanbul, Turkey - February 2016
Stayed in the former finance district of Istanbul at Vault Karakoy. One of my friends got a beat on the hotel after being highlighted in the NY Times Travel section. The complimentary envelope and letter head was one of my favorite souvenirs from the trip, It's the little things I know.
Madrid, Spain - January 2015
At the time of my visit, Madrid was going through some economic difficulty and political change. Having read some Earnest Hemingway on the subject of the Spanish Civil war, it brought to light the significance of the beautiful plazas in the neighborhoods and blocks of town.