Category Archives: Travelling

The USA Trip Part 1: Getting there

For years now I`ve had a long list of ‘American’ things to do: things I saw on TV and movies, read about in books, heard about from friends or my husband. The list includes but is not limited to the … Continue reading

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My first conference and my first trip to Greece

While my last 1,5 in my current job teaching English at a preparatory school at a university in Kayseri, Turkey have been challenging, they have also been extremely rewarding and conducive to my development as a teacher, mostly due to … Continue reading

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Lazy Cappadocia Trip on Republic Day

One thing I loved about living in Russia was how many public holidays there were. Around 10 days for New Year, 5-7 days for May holidays (Labor Day and Victory Day), and then a few one-day holidays sprinkled throughout the … Continue reading

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Down in the undeground. Kaymakli Undeground City, Cappadocia

Along with hot air balloons,  underground cities are another sight eponymous with Cappadocia. In fact, there are even underground cities here in Kayseri. There’s one in old Talas, really close to where we live and one recently discovered – under … Continue reading

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Summer road trip part 2. Çıralı.

Thinking back, a road trip was a great way to start Michael’s parents Colleen and Ted’s stay with us. Extended time on the road and evening sitting around a dinner table at various seaside cafes gave us lots of time … Continue reading

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Summer road trip part 1. Side and Phaselis.

We were on a mission – to show Michael’s parents, who came to stay with us for a few weeks, some Turkey, including one of our favorite places here – Çıralı. Now judging from this photo you might think we … Continue reading

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My brave in-laws

It seems that Michael’s parents always have to brave extreme weather conditions to visit their son. The first time they visited him, it was for our wedding. In Siberia, Russia. In winter. When the average temperature was around -32C (-25F). … Continue reading

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Oldie but goodie

I was trying to find a password for something and looking in all my email accounts when I came across an old email about blog stats. My blog stats. I totally forgot that 5 years ago I started another blog … Continue reading

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Orange village

I am floating, suspended, weightless. The morning sun is gently warming my face, only an hour away from turning into a scorching force. The salty seawater stings a tiny puncture of a mosquito bite and knees scuffed by the beach … Continue reading

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Discovering Cappadocia, or a trip of friendship

Cappadocia is probably one of the most visited places in Turkey so it is weird how we hadn’t been there in the 6 months that we have been living in Kayseri, considering it’s a little more than one-hour drive away. … Continue reading

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