Kenny Houston's Archive

A Tale of Two Islands

By / October 2015

Cyprus is home to the world’s last divided capital. “Recently,” writes Kenny Houston, “I ambled between the two sides with little trouble–waiting at the checkpoint was my only hassle–but traversing this island hasn’t always been so easy.”

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Have You Been to Hell Today?

By / January 2015

Kenny Houston hits the otherworldly caverns at Kizkalesi: “Leaving Heaven, appropriately enough, is a truly daunting prospect. Whoever named the cave was either wise or had a wicked sense of humor, maybe both.”

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Hot Springs and Good Fortune in Turkey

By / November 2013

Kenny Houston on the wild history of Turkey’s newest thermal pool: “The farmer heard the sound of a thunderstorm approaching. But there was not a cloud in the sky.”

Night Shift

By / May 2013

Before there were food trucks, there were food carts, and there still are in Turkey. Kenny Houston sends this snapshot.

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Tea Break

By / April 2013

As farmers in southeastern Turkey move to Batman to become businessmen, they have kept alive the tradition of gathering for tea. Kenny Houston sends this snapshot.

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Rite of Passage

By / December 2012

A dispatch from a circumcision party: “On the boy’s head teetered a white diadem, outfitted with a flyaway white feather. He held a sparkling scepter crowned with an amulet.”

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