After yesterday's post, Foreign cell phone registration in Turkey, the following information was shared by one of my reader's, Jeremy. I noticed this posted in the local tax office here in Istanbul and so snapped a picture to save it for the future. So hopefully that helps provide at least a partial answer. My experience... Continue Reading →
There have been many questions about Turkey's new law on cell phone registration. In a recent article at Today's Zaman, Berk Cektir attempts to explain it: According to a new law, you must now pay a TL 100 registration fee on all cell phones purchased abroad and brought into Turkey. . . It is... Continue Reading →
Here is one of my favorite Christmas Tunes, The Kinks singing Father Christmas! I know, it's not a classic, but it is in my book! Enjoy!
Every year there are new comers to Ankara with the same questions we all had. How do we celebrate Christmas in Ankara? Celebrating one of the biggest of the Christian holidays while living in a Muslim country doesn't have to be as difficult as you may think. The key is to lower expectations. Think about... Continue Reading →
I am not a worrier by nature. Shit happens. Move on. Deal with it. I am also not the best when it comes to managing money. Sometimes I save. Sometimes I spend. I know where my weakness is - a fabulous meal with great wine. I pay for that. I am also not one to... Continue Reading →