Adapt or Die: Guest Blogger takes a look at Turkey’s new law on downloading music and movies

So let me get this straight. Turkey is going to allow corporations from other parts of the world to go into your computer and snoop around to see if you have downloaded any music or movies.  Meanwhile the options to buy music and DVDs are very limited and expensive here. Hey, I would love to... Continue Reading →

Open Air Cinema – Hot Fun in the Summertime!

CerModern boasts an Open Air Theatre and is showing international films every Tuesday night, 26 June through September 25, 2012.  Last night we saw Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and John Malkovich. Yeah, it's hot.  It's pretty, pretty, pretty hot.  But being outdoors in the Summertime is all I want from life.... Continue Reading →

Roasted Red Peppers Recipe

There is nothing that makes a salad pop like adding freshly roasted red peppers.  I just love their smoky flavor.  Once you have tried them, there is no going back!  And they can be used in so many recipes.  Tonight, I am going to add them to my crepes stuffed with creamy mushrooms and swiss... Continue Reading →

Dafne – Restaurant Review

Yesterday was my birthday.  My tradition is to cook a lovely Bavarian meal of Wiener Schnitzel, potato pancakes, and cucumber salad.  This year, I set out in search of a German restaurant in Ankara.  I sent an email to my fellow expats requesting information.  Alas, I found that Ankara hosts no German restaurants. I did... Continue Reading →

You make the call

My wallet was stolen last November.  What a hassle that was.  You can read more about it here. Six of Ankara's finest arrived on the scene. They spent a couple of hours questioning me at the location, preventing me from calling my credit card companies immediately. They never questioned any of the neighbors who came... Continue Reading →

Recycle America!

One of the great things I like about the States is the attempts to recycle practically everything.  I realize we are still far behind and there's always more to do to save Planet Earth.  But compared to Turkey, we are miles ahead. Behind?  Absolutely!  I remember one day back in the 90's (I think it... Continue Reading →

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