Typing in Turkey

After years of blogging, my husband decided that I should own a typewriter.  I had always wanted one, but had never pulled the trigger.  He presented me with my first manual typewriter, a 1961 Royal Futura 800. A year and a half later, I'm the proud owner of 13 manual typewriters ranging from extremely odd... Continue Reading →

Buying winter tires in Ankara

A reader asked a couple of great questions on one of my earlier blog posts, Tips for Driving in the Snow in Turkey.  She was wondering about the costs of winter tires and how a non-Turkish speaker could find out about it?  Below are my thoughts on the matter, but your experiences would be welcome... Continue Reading →

Shameless Plug

My brother has created a website to promote his lovely hand-crafted furniture.  I welcome my readers to peruse the site and photos of his work.  Feel free to contact him directly if you are looking for furnishings (truly artwork) from reclaimed wood.  Just click the below link. Bill Henson Custom Wood Work

Ordering Online? Beware Cargo!

Due to some of the personal email responses I received from this blog post, I have updated the post.  First, is my personal experience in Ankara, which may be useful to both Turks and expats here in Turkey.  Second, is some helpful information for foreigners and Americans when dealing with shipping in the U.S. In... Continue Reading →

Belgian Chocolate in Ankara

Last week, my friend Marlene sent out an email informing fellow expats that The Chocolate Art would have Christmas chocolates available on December 8th.  Marlene is a great friend to have - she knows all you need to know as an expat in town.  Although we have mostly been "virtual friends," we finally met this year.  And... Continue Reading →

I spy . . . sweet potatoes!

If you are new to Ankara, and American, you are likely having a bit of a mental breakdown this week.  Yes, Thanksgiving is upon us and you don't know how you will live without sweet potatoes! Well, feast your eyes on these: The one on the left is an American Sweet Potato!  There are a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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