Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mountain monkeys

Every morning we see a snow-capped peak of mount Erciyes. In fact, it can be seen from almost every point of the city.In the photo it’s to the right of mount Ali. Advertisements

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Mr President, welcome to Kayseri or who doesn`t like a red carpet

Last week, Abdullah Gul, the 11th and current president of Turkey, visited both our universities. I had never seen a leader of a country so close, and Mike even got to shake hands with him! Here it is – Mike … Continue reading

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Storming the castle: Kizkalesi vacation part 2

While on holiday, I like nothing more than being on the beach, alternating between swimming and sunbathing with a good book. Mike generally joins me in this pastime and will happily spend whole days at a time day reading. Unless, … Continue reading

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Swimming in October in Kizkalesi, part 1

I have always been disproportionately excited about things happening out of season, like the summer in New Zealand which means winter for the rest of the world, or snow in May (in Siberia). So when we found out we were … Continue reading

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Turkey is all about bread. And breakfast buffets. And markets.

So the other day our doorbell rings at 7 a.m. We were already up since we both get up around 6.30-6.45 (I know! And we go to bed around 10 p.m.!). When I opened the door, it was our kapıcı … Continue reading

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My name is Teacher

Three weeks ago I finally submitted the huge translation project I had been working on since we arrived to Kayseri. I was all geared up to update my LinkedIn profile, build an online portfolio and start looking for a job … Continue reading

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