Ramazan and Kayseri

The month of Ramazan (Ramadan) will be ending next week.  Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender, a time for fasting and special prayer.  During the month, muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.  They ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves... Continue Reading →

Zafer Bayramı

Tomorrow, August 30th, is a national Turkish Holiday.  “Zafer Bayramı” (Victory Day) commemorates the key Turkish victory against Greek forces in the Battle of Domlupınar (August 26-30, 1922). The outcome of the battle, which took place in Kütahya province in western Turkey, determined the overall outcome of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923).  It became... Continue Reading →

Car Shopping – The Final Frontier

After a comment from one of my readers regarding the color of our "new" previously owned car, I realized that I have left my followers hanging with a few of my posts.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on reviewing some of these stories and let you know how things turned out. After many months,... Continue Reading →

Cep Telefonu

Cell phones have become amazingly popular around the world.  Like an American Express card, we don't leave home without them.  I remember the days when I felt naked if I left home without a pair of earrings.  Imagine, an entire day without heavy metals and stones dangling from my lobes.  It was unbearable!  Now it's... Continue Reading →

Mezzaluna (via Eating Ankara)

I ate at Mezza Luna last night, at the Bilkent location. Intstead of creating a restaurant review, I decided to repost from another blog, Eating Ankara. The restaurant was rather throughly reviewed and I have just a few notes to add. The Bilkent location is not as glamorous as dining in GOP. It's in a... Continue Reading →

Side Part I

My one day trip to Side was so amazing and beautiful that I haven't been able to write a post on it.  I just have too many pictures that I love, and not enough time to do it full justice.  Therefore, I have decided to break that day down into multiple posts. Side, pronounced See-day,... Continue Reading →

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