Tag Archives: Turkey blog

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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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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Shop til you drop

Sometimes we get so bored, we do grocery shopping for fun. Sometime we go one step further and shop for household items to entertain ourselves. We once made a day of shopping for pillows and bed linen in preparation for … Continue reading

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How to survive in Kayseri

This post is about the things that helped us survive our first year in Kayseri. These things might not be specific to Kayseri, Turkey, although as a smaller conservative town it has its challenges.  The difficulties we faced were also … Continue reading

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End of the first year

If you are an English teacher like us, the end of the year for you is not in December, but whenever classes are over some time in the summer. And yes, it’s holiday time!

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