House Shopping in Ankara

No, we are not ready to buy a house in Ankara.  But, from time to time, we look. I have to apologize in advance for my tone in this post.  I am a bit annoyed with a recent real estate situation that occurred here.  So I am feeling a bit bitchy. Buying a house in... Continue Reading →

When It Rains, It Pours

It's starting to feel a little like early Autumn in Ankara.  The days are still sunny and hot, but rather pleasant in the low 80's.  The evenings bring a cool breeze. And this morning, as I enjoyed my coffee on the balcony, it was downright cold! I am a summer baby, and although I love... Continue Reading →

Yalikavak – Back to the Bodrum Peninsula

While on vacation, we had several opportunities to visit Yalıkavak.  Yalıkavak is a bit larger than the village of Gümüşlük, and not nearly as big and commercial as Bodrum.  Yalıkavak is super cute!  The beaches are small, but great.  Restaurants on the beach allow visitors to use their lounge chairs free of charge.  Be careful if you... Continue Reading →


There is a small park a couple of doors down from my home.  I never go there. The little pools are always dry.  The walls covered in graffiti.  The benches are dusty.  The playground in the back is usually empty.  Teenagers hang out and smoke there.  Visitors to the hospital seek refuge from the shade... Continue Reading →

Gümüşlük & Turgutreis

Gümüşlük is a seaside village and fishing port on the Bodrum Peninsula. It was built above the remains of the ancient city of Myndos. Some remains of Myndos can still be found in the waters that lead to Rabbit Island. We walked through these waters, however, Rabbit Island is currently closed for excavation. Gümüşlük has... Continue Reading →

Windows, Doorways, and Walkways of Bodrum

Recently, my husband and I spent two weeks on the Bodrum Peninsula.  We were based in a small village called Gümüşlük.  We visited the towns of Turgutreis, Yalakavak, Ephesus, Selcuk, Kuşadası, and of course, Bodrum.  On the way there, we even stopped in Afyon which is known for a yummy candy called Kaymak Şekeri and spent... Continue Reading →

The Power of Being a Free Woman

Up to 70 percent of all Turkish women are abused by their spouses.  Physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially.  Wow.  Look around you, folks.  That's a lot of women. I remember the looks I got from some "friends" in the States when I decided to marry.  It was as if I had let them down.  Of... Continue Reading →

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