5 Things You Should Know About the Ankara Car Bomb

  1.  What is a Service Bus? Several Military service buses were hit by a car bomb.  A service bus (or multiple buses) is offered by an employer to transport employees back and forth to work.  Service buses are common in Turkey, used by a variety of employers such as the government, universities, and large corporations,... Continue Reading →

Kesinlikle Bomba: Fear in Ankara

Yesterday evening, at about 6:30 pm, I was standing in the middle of my living room.  The weather had been gorgeous; my balcony door was wide open, the window ajar.  Suddenly, there was a loud boom.  My mother-in-law and I shook.  "Kesinlikle bomba."  Certainly, a bomb. I was struck with fear.  I had just spoken... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s & Oscars

Huh??  What do these Valentine's Day and awards for Best Picture have to do with each other?  Not much, other than I wanted to share my recently baked items.  They were all freshly baked for Valentine's Day.  But some of them were movie-themed, instead of covered in pink frosting with all those mushy pink hearts!... Continue Reading →

More Turkish Kargo Trouble

Recently, I wrote a post about one of the big troubles my husband and I have repeatedly had with numerous Turkish cargo companies.  Boy, did I catch a lot of grief for that!  I received numerous emails, including from someone from a government Ministry and from a retired Ambassador.  In one email, the author had... Continue Reading →

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