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”
Most travel writing about Istanbul, Turkey is from a tourist perspective. My aim is to share a different perspective as an expat living here.
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!”
It is fun and really helpful to come across resources like this video. One particularly helpful takeaway for me was the bullet point list of requirements for a residence permit (“ikamet”). I hope over time to be able to share such helpful information for others who aren’t just traveling but are also moving.