Running in Istanbul. Athletic-Minded Traveler's Guide to Where & Why.

Running is an athletic-minded traveler's favorite means to explore any city and it works super well in Istanbul!  This city boasts stunning and historic sights, some over two thousand years old.  It's unique geography is another reason to explore by foot.  Istanbul is split between its European and Asian halves by the Bosphorus Strait, and the waters of the Golden Horn divide the older European side. 
 
The question becomes: Where to run?
 

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Trader Joe's upgrades it's NO Nitrate turkey. Nitrates Bad. Turkey Good.

Deli meat is a quick and flexible source of protein.  Between your favorite slices of bread, rolled around hummus, or our favorite, spread with Trader Joe's cilantro chive yogurt dip.  The challenge is finding deli meat that is nitrate free and still tastes good.   

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Deli meat revisited (the case against nitrates continues)

Now that Thanksgiving is long gone and fresh carved turkey leftovers a distant memory, our staff is back to eating deli meat (until the next big holiday gathering that is!).

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And ever since our posting on the dangers of nitrates in preserved deli meat, we?ve had an ongoing ?exchange? about which nitrate-free deli meat tastes best.

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