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App-Stanbul  Posted on 02/28/2014
A city as large and diverse as Istanbul is deserving of a few good apps. They not only help guide you around the city, but make life easier in many ways even if its to just pass the time. I use several apps daily and for some of the best...
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Good Luck or Good Timing?  Posted on 02/18/2014
A quarter passed 4 yesterday there was a sudden news alert of a massive explosion in Taksim. In the first moments there was the usual chaos of what-where-how-who? When I first saw the photo my heart skipped a beat. Amongst all the damage,...
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The Mysterious Physics of Teyzes  Posted on 02/13/2014
Teyzes are the backbone of Turkish society. They are the mothers, the aunts and the women with so much life experience they carry it all on their aging bones. If you want something done and something done right, you call Teyze. They...
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The Cost of Love  Posted on 02/12/2014
I heard that the average American wedding costs somewhere in the ballpark of $28,000. Turkish weddings are typically about 40,000tl ($20,000). To each their own, but O and I look at those numbers in terms of holidays we can go on.For the...
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The Good Stuff  Posted on 02/06/2014
Sometimes you have to be reminded of the good stuff.Turkish Airlines recently produced a video inspired by Murad Osmann's photos of him following his girlfriend around the world:And here is the video. Be warned however that this video...
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Cats!  Posted on 01/17/2014
I honestly can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but I love cats! Cats and the internet are a match made in heaven. Cats and Istanbul are inseparable. Therefore cats from Istanbul on the internet seems to just be what the...
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Mountain of Paperwork  Posted on 01/13/2014
This week is going to be a whirlwind in bureaucratic wedding preparation.Later this morning I am off to the office where they kindly handled not only the translation of my passport, but also the notarization! My only task is to pick it up...
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The Winter that Wasn't  Posted on 01/12/2014
The beginning of December held so much prospect for winter. The week that we returned from New York we had a couple of snow days. While it wasn't much in some areas, our neighborhood was blanketed and I like the quiet that comes with...
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To the end of 2013  Posted on 12/31/2013
2013 has been a tumultuous year for Turkey, ending on a sour note of corruption scandals and more protests. My 2013 has faired much better than the Republic's has, so here is my review of the year and my resolutions for 2014.In 2013...
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New York - the state not the city  Posted on 12/12/2013
Back in November we packed our bags and said goodbye to the cats for one week as we hopped an early morning Turkish Airlines flight to New York. We had one week in the Empire State to give thanks, shop and partake in the past time of...
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