Istanbul’s Historic Jewish Neighborhood, Kuzguncuk

Caitlin Alaina - March 18, 2017

Most of my daily life is on the European side of Istanbul, so when Lale Magazine asked me to feature a colorful and historic Asian neighborhood of the city, I was thrilled! Unlike America, whose suburbs are new and modern, the neighborhoods of Istanbul have hundreds, and even thousands of years of history. Kuzguncuk retains incredible Jewish history, old family traditions and 19th century wooden houses.

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Expat Strives to Empower Women through Football

Caitlin Alaina - March 7, 2017

March 8th is International Women’s Day! It wasn’t until I moved abroad and experienced different cultures that I truly appreciated taking a day to celebrate women all over the world. This article highlights an Istanbul expat who cultivated a community of women that find strength in each other and football, to be powerful women in the Turkish society. 

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