A Security Warning from the U.S. Embassy

A Message from the Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey  April 30, 2014  Security Message for U.S. Citizens  May Day (Labor Day) Demonstrations on Thursday, May 1, 2014  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of planned May Day events and the potential for violence on May 1.  Specifics on these gatherings are... Continue Reading →

There’s a New Shop in Town: Good Earth

I was strolling through GOP (Gaziosmanpaşa) in Ankara, when I came across this sign: Good Earth!  A new shop in Ankara!  The name was intriguing, so I ventured in.  The shop was full of gorgeous textiles (kitchen & bath), candles, furniture, and more.  There was even a corner for kids! They have just opened, so... Continue Reading →


UPDATE:  Bookish has closed.  Homer Kitabevi, Bestekar Sok. 35 (between Tunali and Tunus) is a quaint little bookstore with a big English selection - especially for kids.  D&R is a bigger chain store with a location on Tunali and also in many malls.) A couple of weeks ago, I was strolling home from Gaziosmanpaşa (GOP)... Continue Reading →

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