Adventures in Ankara

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Adventures in Ankara
Musings of a Philadelphia lawyer who quit her day job and moved to Turkey. Exploring Turkey with photography and wit, learning and sharing the cuisine, and providing useful information to expats and visitors.
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  • Typing in Turkey 3 weeks ago 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...
  • Snow Season! Snowboarding & Skiing in Kayseri 2 months ago Folks, I know it’s cold out there!  Why not consider some winter sports? About a 4 mile drive from Ankara lies Kayseri.  I call it the “financial heart” of Turkey.  But it’s more than that, it boasts a mountain larger than those in the German Alps!  Erciyes, how I love ye, how I love...
  • Remembering Expat Thanksgiving(s) 4 months ago I spent 6.5 years in Ankara.  Before moving there, one of the most difficult things I could imagine was celebrating American holidays without my family.  Even harder, would be celebrating Thanksgiving since it is not a holiday at all in Turkey! It has been two years since I returned to the...
  • Buying winter tires in Ankara 4 months ago 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...
  • Love thy Enemy 4 months ago I wrote the following in January 2016.  I never finished it and am not sure where I was going with it.  Most likely it started with the terrorist attacks in Turkey.  It definitely preceded the attempted coup.  It may have had something to do with 45 (aka – his highness Trump.)  But seeing...

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