My Experience with Harassment in Istanbul

Solo travel can be an eye-opening, enriching experience. You can have some truly amazing conversations with locals or deep moments of self-reflection without distractions. On the other hand, solo travel can open the door to some extremely frustrating incidents, such as this one time I was forced to buy a carpet I didn’t want.

In this post, I look back at my trip to Istanbul and address some lingering fear and anxiety from the harassment I experienced.