Archive | Loving Life in Istanbul RSS feed for this section

Some Signs you are on your way to Going Native

Comments Off on Some Signs you are on your way to Going Native

1) Ayran is your preferred beverage of choice. 2) When choosing between a latte and Turkish coffee you chose Turkish coffee. 3) When going out to eat you no longer think, “Hmm, Italian, Thai, Indian, Turkish” but rather think, “Hmm, Adana Kebab, çöp şiş kebab, beyti kebab, iskender kebab, urfa kebab, etc.” 4) If you […]

Continue reading...

Am I Going Native?

On Friday night my husband and I had a date night in. We ordered Papa John’s Pizza, and I was in charge of going to our favorite local pastanesi, Yavuz Pastanesi, to pick out some yummy desserts to share. Additionally, I was to pick up beverages. For my husband, that one is a no brainer. […]

Continue reading...

Being Mama

This is the first year I feel like a mama. According to the photos and my blurry memory, last year at this time I had a precious 3 month old who rarely cried, lit up any room we entered, and was the source of great joy. Therefore, I didn’t really believe she was mine, I […]

Continue reading...

From Here to There Istanbul

Comments Off on From Here to There Istanbul

Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets a little stressed when trying to figure out the best way to get to some destinations in Istanbul. I think, Hmmm… is it better to take one boat, two buses and a mini bus, or should I take a train and two taxis? Another route […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...