Well friends, I've decided to plan a trip to Fethiye. It will be my first time there, and I want to make it fun! So far, I have set up an adventure with a delightful woman from IsaM Riding Stables. It will be my first time riding horseback and I am looking forward to blogging... Continue Reading →
A Message from the Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey August 14, 2015 Security Message for U.S. Citizens INCREASED THREAT LEVEL DUE TO PKK ANNIVERSARY AND RECENT EVENTS The U.S. Embassy in Ankara informs U.S. citizens of an elevated threat level from terrorism in Turkey, as evidenced by the August 10 attack on... Continue Reading →
If you are still thinking about taking a vacation in Turkey this summer, don't forget to take a look at our Travel Destinations page. On the page, we have gathered the blog posts of many of the places we have visited organized by general location. The posts contain photos, stories, and information of where to... Continue Reading →
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 →
And now this from my garden in downtown Ankara. . . A big thanks to Alan who encouraged me to "pinch" a bit of land. Guess what, Alan? I did just that!
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 →
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 →