Today is the second day of Eid, the 3 day holiday at the end of Ramadan.

In previous years, my wife and I would bridge the holiday with the weekends before and/or after it to take a week long trip outside of Turkey.

This year, we have a 2.5 month old son new to our family. Since he’s not at an age when he can travel a long distance, we’re spending this Eid in Istanbul and Bursa, a city which is a 2 hour drive from Istanbul.

Although these aren’t hip international destinations, when you have a son, they bring a whole new level of happiness.

Eid Mubarak.

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