The Best of 2012 Ankara Style

2012.  What a year.  Here's a look back at some of my better blog posts, one from each month.  I left out the recipes and restaurant reviews - although there were some goodies there! January, Keeping Up Appearances - How I learned to cover up. February, Junking - Comparing Turkey and the U.S. and my... Continue Reading →

Open Air Cinema – Hot Fun in the Summertime!

CerModern boasts an Open Air Theatre and is showing international films every Tuesday night, 26 June through September 25, 2012.  Last night we saw Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and John Malkovich. Yeah, it's hot.  It's pretty, pretty, pretty hot.  But being outdoors in the Summertime is all I want from life.... Continue Reading →

Recycle America!

One of the great things I like about the States is the attempts to recycle practically everything.  I realize we are still far behind and there's always more to do to save Planet Earth.  But compared to Turkey, we are miles ahead. Behind?  Absolutely!  I remember one day back in the 90's (I think it... Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day

This is a photo I took on a recent trip to Kaş.  It was taken from a moving vehicle and through a very dusty window. On our daily adventures we often traveled by minibus. We saw goats everywhere walking along the hillsides.  There were several large groups of goats.  Once our vehicle had to stop while... Continue Reading →

March Comes in Like a Lion

It was a long and rough winter for us in Ankara.  For a moment there, I thought all of the stars in the sky had a bad case of dandruff - it snowed that much!  In fact, we had flurries again yesterday.  But now the sun is shining and flowers are poking their little heads... Continue Reading →

Yalikavak – Back to the Bodrum Peninsula

While on vacation, we had several opportunities to visit Yalıkavak.  Yalıkavak is a bit larger than the village of Gümüşlük, and not nearly as big and commercial as Bodrum.  Yalıkavak is super cute!  The beaches are small, but great.  Restaurants on the beach allow visitors to use their lounge chairs free of charge.  Be careful if you... Continue Reading →

Windows, Doorways, and Walkways of Bodrum

Recently, my husband and I spent two weeks on the Bodrum Peninsula.  We were based in a small village called Gümüşlük.  We visited the towns of Turgutreis, Yalakavak, Ephesus, Selcuk, Kuşadası, and of course, Bodrum.  On the way there, we even stopped in Afyon which is known for a yummy candy called Kaymak Şekeri and spent... Continue Reading →

You Can Be Anything

I can be anything I want to be.  That is what I always believed and it seems to be true for the most part.  The funny thing is that I have no recollection of a single person telling me this.  I don't recall my parents sitting me down and saying, "Honey, you can be anything... Continue Reading →

Catholics are Killing Music!

Oh, sometimes my mind just wanders, from one thing to the next, connecting this to that.   I was watching a movie on the flight to the States called "Almanya", "Germany" in Turkish.  It was mostly in German with some Turkish.  The English subtitles were so small I could barely read them and had to... Continue Reading →

Home is where my garden is

Moving to Ankara, one of the first things I did was to start planting.  Back home, I was a part of a group that began the Broad and South Community Arts Garden.  I think it is currently known as the Garden of the Arts.  (Click the link to see its beautiful website!)  Back then, it... Continue Reading →

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