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.
Most travel writing about Istanbul, Turkey is from a tourist perspective. My aim is to share a different perspective as an expat living here.
“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!”
Travel + Leisure released their 2021 World’s Best Cities list back in September of this year. Lists like these are always high in beauty, history, culture, food, and more. This year, Istanbul placed #3 on the list. Bodrum also made the list at #16. At this point, I haven’t heard of a part of TurkeyContinue reading “The Best Cities in the World”
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.