Archive | November, 2012

Divine Pumpkin Pancakes

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Pumpkin pancakes and happiness are synonymous in my book. I was absolutely delighted when I found out recently that you can get fresh pumpkin here! However, it may not look like you expect it to! You can get it at the bazaar and the vendor will do all the hard work and cut it up […]

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10 Tips for Maintaining your Sanity While Raising Children in Istanbul

1) Life is different. Embrace and enjoy this. If you try to recreate your British/American/Indian/Iranian life here in its entirety you are going to make yourself miserable! That being said, don’t feel like you have to go all Turk or you are a wimp. Find a balance of enjoying the things you like from home […]

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Fatmagülün suçu ne? and Learning Turkish

I casually asked my friend the other day how she’s gone about learning Turkish. She replied, “Well, one big help was watching soap operas.” Wow! I didn’t expect this. That’s the last thing I’d think up, but I’ve done it a couple of times now and it’s much more helpful than trying to studying vocabulary […]

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