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 →
A lovely article about "what's in season" by our friend Claudia at A Seasonal Cook in Turkey! Click the link below to read the article: A Seasonal Cook in Turkey: The Joys of being Seasonal in Turkey: loquats/malta eriği and green plums/yeşil eriği.
Hi everyone, I am traveling so I won't be posting much in the next couple of weeks. Recently, there have been a lot of requests by expats in Ankara on where to find certain grocery items. In response to that, below is a link to one of my pages in the Culinary Corner. It contains... Continue Reading →
Yes, Turkey has a State Opera and Ballet, and it's pretty good too! One thing I miss about the States is going to the theater. Just loved seeing plays! It is definitely more difficult to see a play here unless you have a full grasp of the Turkish language. If you do see a play,... Continue Reading →
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 →