Turkey is where East meets West, the glittering Bosphorus marking the separation between two continents. Although Istanbul tends to steal the show, its cupolas, mosques, and bazaars drawing you into the aura of the Ottoman tieEmpire, it is only one of the many tiles in our mosaic of experiences. Explore the oldest human settlements of Catal Huyuk, the country’s spiritual hinterland atop Nemrut, and finally the champagne-drenched beaches in Bodrum, among many other destinations. Along the way, meet and discuss current issues of tradition, modernity, politics, and women’s rights with Turkish artists, students, and journalists. As you sip tea in the sweet shade of a tea garden at the end of a long day, the intricate beauty of Turkey will all sink in.