Tag Archives: expat

Hello from the other side

My name is Yulia and it has been 9 months 6 days since my last blog post. Not quite a year but definitely a long time – and I stopped blogging right in the middle of describing our epic trip … Continue reading

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Home new home

It all started one fine Saturday morning, when Mike and I went on a drive and a walk. As we drove up into the hills of old Talas, Mike remarked that one of his colleagues was renting a house nearby … Continue reading

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Onwards and upwards

I’ve noticed that I tend to blog mostly about positive things. I do want to be more positive and less grumpy in general, so I guess that’s a good thing. However, this meant I haven’t felt like blogging for a … Continue reading

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Blogger’s block and a stomach bug

I`ve left it too long to blog. There were so many things I wanted to write about – a very difficult second quarter, equally difficult third quarter, a trip to Istanbul, a trip to Ankara, a trip home, a new … 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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And then she cooked us borsch and reorganized the linen drawer

Isn’t this that all (or at least most) moms do when they visit their children? Even if the said children are 30-year old married English teachers. Yep, my momma visited me from Russia and it was wonderful! (Except for when … Continue reading

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Bullet point update

Several people have recently told me that they have read and enjoyed my blog. When this happens I feel a rush of joy but also a pang of guilt because I haven’t written for a while.  There two main reasons … Continue reading

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Iftar Dinner

Yesterday was my last day of work until September, 1. From the amount of tearful goodbyes and full-body hugs, you`d think we were saying goodbye for a year, not for a month. And since we are not going anywhere this … Continue reading

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Winter in Kayseri

The winter came to Kayseri quite suddenly. This was November 1st, the time of year in Siberia when you are already wading knee-deep through snow or at the very least through cold muddy puddles:

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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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