Outdoor Films in Ankara

Çankaya Belediyesi will be sponsoring an open-air movie festival at Karum AVM.  The films will be held Friday and Tuesday evenings at 9pm outside of the mall from August 7th through September 18th.  The films are Turkish and probably do not have English subtitles, but I am sure it will be a nice way to... Continue Reading →

Ode to a Friend

It has been about a year since my friend Fulya passed away.  I mentioned her passing briefly in this blog post, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Today I want to take a moment to honor her and to discuss what I have learned about death in Turkey. Fulya cam from a more prestigious family... Continue Reading →

Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint

It's hot here in Ankara, really hot.  But that didn't stop me from finding a great way to enjoy breakfast, other than the typical Turkish buffet-style (which is fabulous, but gets old sometimes.)  This morning it was another "what's in the house" kind of breakfast.  I had all of these items in either my fridge... Continue Reading →

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