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2011 in review

From fine dining and dance subcultures in Istanbul to camel wrestling on the Aegean and hiking through 10,000 years of history in Southeast Turkey, I covered a lot of ground with my writing this year. Updating part of the Fodor's Turkey guidebook took me from Roman ruins to World War II battlefields, with days chock-full of chatting up hoteliers, restaurant workers, and tour guides in between. Stories about my adventures watching camel wrestling , a traditional sport on Turkey's Aegean coast, and exploring Hasankeyf , an ancient city slated for submersion by a dam, found a home in the pages of Time Out Istanbul . In Istanbul, I wrote about garden tours on the Princes' Islands for Time Out Istanbul , lavish Bosphorus weddings for J Magazine , local lindy-hoppers for Dance Gazette , and the Contemporary Istanbul art fair for Selections (the last two to be published soon). I also updated Istanbul restaurant listings for the Zagat guide and penned a guest review of one o