Istanbul

“If the earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Napoleon Bonaparte   This is not quite a tea quote, but it is one that reminds us that Istanbul has always been a city of international trade and commerce.  What came as a surprise to me was that tea was a latecomer to Turkey,…

Istanbul – A single glance!

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” Alphonse de Lamartine Alphonse de Lamartine was a French writer, poet and politician who was born during the French Revolution (1790) and lived to become a key player in the founding of the Second Republic of France (1848).  A…