On September 30, 1922, Ernest Hemingway arrived in Constantinople to cover the Greco-Turkish War (1920-1922) for the Toronto Star newspaper with Orient Express. Beginning with "British Can Save Constantinople" dated September 30, 1922, to his last article, "Refugees from Thrace" dated November 14, 1922, Hemingway wrote twenty articles about the war and its politics, which together constitute some of his best formative work. Hemingway's trip to Constantinople left a deep impression on him that lasted at least until the writing of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936) which memorably mentions the same war.
With this tour, we will walk in same streets where Ernest Hemingway walked in 1922 and try to imagine his World in İstanbul. We will stop by the hotel where he stayed. Wander the streets of Istanbul while visualizing a different time through the eyes of a young (23 year old) Ernest Hemingway. Istanbul was his first stop as a war correspondent.
If you are curious about Ernest Hemingway life when he was in Constantinople on 1922, join this tour and explore his Istanbul journey...
Emrah and I met in Istanbul a five years ago. We are both writers and avid antique collectors and bonded over his spoon collection. We enjoy the odd treasure hunt. During the weekdays, I work as a lecturer at one of the top universities in the country and Emrah works in corporate communications for a private firm. On the weekends, however, we both love exploring the old Turkey, and the historic items that are available in this fascinating city of Istanbul. Emrah is a published author and a collector of old newspapers, postcards and 18th and 19th century documents. I have an affinity for old buttons and tapestries. We aren't "tour guides" per se. We live here, we love it, and we'd love to share it with you. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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