Archive | October, 2012

5 Reasons I absolutely love Istanbul and why you should too

1) What’s a country without its people? The Turks are amazingly hospitable, kind and so much fun! Something that I appreciate is that Turks are always quick to give a smile or laugh at a joke. And since I’m sure I give plenty of fodder or laughter, I hear lots of it. 2) The food! […]

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Italian Potato and Sucuk Soup

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Soup season is coming and today was a great day for experimenting. We’re at the end of our budget which means I needed to be creative with the ingredients I already had on hand. So, I had a little fun making this soup and it turned out delicious! Ingredients: butter 2 white onions 1 carrot […]

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An Unfortunate Turkish Course Language Learning Fail

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I’m currently taking a Turkish course for beginners, and I can’t help but think of all the ways our class time could be used more effectively.  Every class I leave disappointed. Let me give you a couple of examples. 1) On Monday we learned numbers, and specifically how to say phone numbers. The teacher then […]

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You know you live in Istanbul when…

I had a conversation with my husband the other day that was just plain weird. It was a conversation I never imagined we’d have, and one that I think could only take place living here. It went like this… Scott: Honey, are you flushing toilet paper down the toilet again? (Said in his best reprimanding […]

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Fertility Issues Free E-book

For anyone who may be interested, there’s a great book available for free today for the Kindle. I have recommended the blog Naturally Knocked Up to many friends who have struggled with infertility. Hopefully this book is a helpful resource for you or someone you know.

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