News from the American Embassy in Turkey

It is a very wise idea for my American comrades who are living or even just visiting Turkey, to register your whereabouts with the U.S. Embassy.  In fact, I encourage those traveling anywhere abroad to register. This is easily done online. The State Department now has a secure online traveler enrollment website which will allow... Continue Reading →

Newspaper Delivery

March will be two years for me in Ankara, and I have yet to see a mailman, although I am certain they exist. Every once in a while I get mail from my undergrad university, or from the PA Bar Association. Even the IRS seems to get their mail through to me! Yikes! But most... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Music of Suzanne Doyle

I have a few simply great expat friends in Ankara.  One of them is Steve who loves music as much as anyone I know.  He also loves photography and has become quite talented at creating, directing, and editing videos. He recently visited his Canadian home and caught up with one of his friends, Suzanne Doyle. ... Continue Reading →

Keeping Up Appearances

Turkish Ladies seem to take their personal appearance much more seriously than I do.  Of course, this doesn't apply to all Turkish women.  But from my experience, most will not go out of the house will unless they are "done up." Their clothes are clean and always pressed.  No holes - not even in fashionable... Continue Reading →

The Duchess of York

I just can't comment on this.  Videos can be found by searching YouTube. Turkey charges Duchess of York over orphan film Turkish prosecutors have charged the Duchess of York for secretly filming a documentary critical of conditions in Turkish orphanages, the Turkish media ANKARA- The Anatolia news agency said the duchess, better known as Sarah... Continue Reading →

Perking the Pansies . . . the Book!

Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the  liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country. Jack and Liam, fed up with kiss-my-arse bosses and nose-to-nipple  commutes, quit their jobs and move to a small town in Turkey. Join the  culture-curious gay couple... Continue Reading →

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