It was a damp grey day in Edirne, but there was a charming coffee shop that promised warmth and a hit of silty Turkish coffee. Edirne is the former capitol of the Ottoman Empire— before Constantinople was taken— and fortunately for me, it's a quick two-and-a-half hour drive from my doorstep. This quiet city is bursting with old Ottoman wooden houses, and some of the empire's architectural masterpieces. Apparently Edirne is also home to Europe's second largest synagogue, which is currently being restored.
So what did I draw? The barbershop across the street from my window.
After all, who knows more about a city or town than the barber?
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