St. Nicholas Church, Demre (Myra)

During our week in Kaş, my husband and I set out on our own sightseeing adventure.  We drove to the neighboring town of Demre, formerly known as Myra.  It was about a 45 minute drive - beautiful greenery, mountains, and sea side.  Our first stop was the Church of St. Nick, THE St. Nick, Santa Claus!!... Continue Reading →

Antik Pazari – Asagi Ayranci

Ankara boasts a rather large antique bazaar.  It travels around the city and lands in my neighborhood, Asagi Ayranci, on the first Sunday of every month. I mentioned it briefly in an earlier post, "Junking," where I claimed it's "not that big."  Well, I am not sure if my perception has changed or the pazar... Continue Reading →

Ramadan

Ramadan (Ramazan) has begun in Turkey.  Below are a couple of great blog posts about Ramadan, travel in Turkey during Ramadan, and tips on what you can do to support our Muslim friends who are fasting during this time. Ramazan in Turkey 2014 - by Earth Laughs in Flowers Turkey During Ramadan - by Far... Continue Reading →

Today’s Photo

Here's something you don't see too often in Turkey - a DIY tile project!  Labor is relatively cheap here, so most simply hire someone.  I say "relatively" because prices of everything seem to be on the rise . . . everything but salary. The tile project is not quite done.  We came across a lot... Continue Reading →

There’s a New Shop in Town: Good Earth

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 →

BOOKISH Store

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 →

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