Culture is everywhere. I am discovering that this is one of the most interesting things about living as an expat. The language barrier around us is an obvious sign of being thrust into a new culture. I am also noticing smaller and smaller things that demonstrate the culture here. As a newly-arrived expat, I oftenContinue reading “Culture is Everywhere”
In my last post I shared about how life in the city can be a bit constricting. Recently my family and I took a quick retreat from the city to another relatively nearby city. We rented an Airbnb in Tekirdağ (about 2 1/2 hours by car from the Asian side of Istanbul) and spent aContinue reading “Escaping the City”
Before we moved to Turkey I heard a lot about culture shock and culture stress. So many things would be different for us in our new host country than in America. We did our best to try to find out what to expect so that we could be more prepared. Some of that helped. SomeContinue reading “Living in the City with Kids”
Is Turkey in Europe? Turkey has similarities to Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, but it is not the same. I am learning that Turkey is Turkey.