Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

In Search Of Two Mosques (Without A Map)

Derek Turkey 37 Comments

Luckily, there’s no shortage of places to explore in this city known as Istanbul, so when I arrived at the Grand Bazaar yesterday morning only to discover that it is closed on Sundays, I knew that my day would by no means be a failure. In fact, given that the sun was actually shining for the first time in a …

A Night Of Miracles In Cancun

Derek Mexico 21 Comments

I’m not a religious person. At all. In fact, even though I was raised Jewish, the closest I ever came to regular religious practice was shortly after my eleventh birthday when I decided to become Amish. My parents had just taken my sister and I on a vacation to Pennsylvania and after spending three days in Amish country, I thought …