On my walk to Kizilay I came across these plants. They look like heather but in many vibrant colors. Unfortunately, I didn't get a closeup. Any idea of what it is? Does heather come in so many colors?
Thanksgiving 2102 Ankara. It was fabulous! Below are my photos of what happens when you share a beloved American holiday with 20 others, mostly Turks, and most of whom lived in the U.S. at some point. They get it. They know how to enjoy it. Even Lucky enjoyed the evening . . . This year,... Continue Reading →
So it's Thanksgiving time again. And I love it. My favorite holiday. Good food. Family. Arlo Guthrie. A Christmas Story. Pieces of April. These are my traditions. I was feeling a little blue this year and after the last trip home, decided I would skip Thanksgiving. That was the plan, until about a week... Continue Reading →
It's been quite a while since I started to write about the long weekend spend touring Çanakkale. I've been a little sidetracked lately. To bring you up to date, Day 1 was a trip from Ankara to Bursa, with a stop to eat İnegöl Köfte in İnegöl. Day 2 started with a trip from Bursa to Troy. Day 2... Continue Reading →
Very interesting newscast and article from NPR: Turkey is disputing a new report that names it as the world's leading jailer of journalists, with scores behind bars — ahead of Iran, China and other authoritarian states. Click here to read or listen to the entire story. The link to the report is in Turkish and English.
Life has been so busy lately. Trips, parties, illnesses, stress. Life is what we make of it. I've never been a person that put friends and family on a back burner. They always have and always will come first. Even when they irritate me. Now, I sometimes find myself juggling which friends and which family... Continue Reading →