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You very brave Mamas, yes you

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We left Istanbul at the end of June for what was to be a short time in America before returning to Turkey and then moving to Izmir. Well, with the attempted military coup, and the subsequent firing/laying off/forcing to resign of academics, we thought it best for our family in this season to wait to […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Istanbul with Kids

Guest post by fellow Istanbul Mom, Emily Thompson. The spectacular city of Istanbul has always been one of the top tourist destinations in Turkey, as not only is Istanbul a great holiday destination for adults, it also has a great deal to offer to families with young children. If you are currently planning your vacation,┬ávisit […]

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Summer Fun and Cooking

Looking for some fun activities to keep you busy this summer, or at least to make some fun memories? I highly, highly recommend attending a cooking class at Istanbul Cooking School. I had a blast there in April, and am hoping to go again some time soon. And, the best part? If you go and […]

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Learning a Language is such a funny thing

Nothing is ever one to one. It would be a lot easier if that were the case, but sadly, it’s not. In English we organize our sentences with the subject first, verb second and object third. In Turkish, it’s subject, object, verb. Tricky, tricky. Or take smoking a cigarette, for example. In Turkish you don’t […]

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Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Is there anything more delicious than fresh lemonade? I agree with you. No, no there is not. The other day I had several lemons, some strawberries and a good deal of fresh mint staring at me and begging me to make something out of them. Initially I was just going to make lemonade with honey […]

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