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Istanbul Cooking School and Discount for Istanbul Moms and Mums!

My husband and I have lived abroad long enough now that when we travel to new cities we are rarely captivated by the dazzling architecture or the art motifs that are native and interesting to the land. Rather, we love to get into the food scene and to learn a little more about the culture […]

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You know you are a foreign kid being raised in Istanbul when…

1) Your mother speaks two languages: one for indoors, one for outdoors. 2) Your mother dresses you according to which friends you will see. Turkish friends: undershirt required. Anyone else: no undershirt. 3) You’ve heard your mother answer the following questions 2,347 times: Where are you from? How long have you been here? What do […]

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Istanbul Price is Right

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As a kid I watched an obscene amount of television. Ironic considering while shopping for furniture and appliances for our home here my husband and I didn’t stop for a second to consider a television. I suppose I managed to curb my television addiction at some point, but despite that I’m sure I’ve watched more […]

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Thankful for the sahil and sunshine

  My baby girl turned 1 this past week. Here’s a photo of us soaking up some sunshine at the sahil. I tried to fill up the day with all of her favorite things including: kefir, bananas, and doggies and kitties.

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Our Small Town in Maltepe

I’ve wondered if I could ever truly feel at home in a city of 17 million people. I’m not what I’d consider a city slicker, and the feel of a small town appeals to me. The hustle and bustle of Budapest was a bit much for me, and that’s a city of 2 million. However, […]

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