Most travel writing about Istanbul, Turkey is from a tourist perspective. My aim is to share a different perspective as an expat living here.
Last week an incredible blizzard blew through Istanbul and seemingly everywhere else. There were reports of as much as 31” (80cm) of snow in some parts of the city. We only saw a comparatively small amount in our area. But in a city of 16 million people, there’s no way to carry on like normalContinue reading “A Blizzard in Istanbul”
“Why do you want to live in Turkey?” We have heard that question more than a few times since we decided to move here, and especially since we got here. It’s a fair question, I suppose. There are lots of reasons why we want to live here. At the top of the list is givingContinue reading “Why Turkey?”
The Duffel Bag Saga Comes comes to an end. These bags have loomed large in our family’s life for the last 6 months. They have been a sort of bookmark in our life. It was quite the journey getting them from America to Turkey, but we are here. We had been looking at apartments onContinue reading “We’re Finally Home!”
Discovering Minimalism I don’t remember exactly when I discovered minimalism. I remember growing more and more interested in the idea through books like The 100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno and blogs like Zen Habits by Leo Babauta, among others. I also came across a number of blogs by “ultra minimalist” people. Many of theseContinue reading “Moving Overseas is Making Me a Minimalist”
We booked our flights and now the countdown begins! We have about a month and a half until we move our family to Turkey. In the process of preparing to move overseas, our family has essentially become minimalists. It’s nice. We are constantly reassessing what brings value to us and what we truly want toContinue reading “We Booked Our Flights!”
For now, I am sharing beautiful photos I have found on Unsplash of our future home. As the title for this post suggests, we are dealing heavily in “what ifs” and “can’t wait untils” and “I wonders” right now. We have always wanted to raise our family in a new culture and language. Even fromContinue reading “Just Imagine”
Hi there! We’re the Pucketts. We love to travel, and we are excited to take our family (us and our 3 kids – not pictured) on the road to see and experience parts of the world we have never been to before. We love learning about cultures other than our own and we want ourContinue reading “Hi there!”