Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

the fwa fwas of Anatolia

May 9th, 2017 | Posted by b | 2 Comments
late spring/early summer is such a beautiful time in the world, but especially in bodrum. bougainvilleas are exploding in color everywhere in addition to orange/lemon blossoms and giant fennel (mostly ...

christmas a la turk

December 8th, 2016 | Posted by b | No Comments
There is definitely a christmas’y feeling here in Turkey, even though the christmas trees are called ‘new year’s trees’ and all the snowmen and santa clause displays at the malls ...

Tchau rio olympics!

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted by b | 1 Comment
It was a great two weeks of athletic feats of brilliance, heartbreak, teamwork, sweat, tears, and superstars Phelps, Bolt, Mo, Ledecky, Biles, Neymar…everything and everyone! (and yay to Turkish wrestler ...

a week ago

July 23rd, 2016 | Posted by b | No Comments
Just a little over a week ago there was the attempted coup here, and since then thousands marched across the bridge (for democracy? anti-coup protest?) and the car horns blare ...

this is a low flying panic attack

July 21st, 2016 | Posted by b | No Comments
As you all must know there was an attempted coup d’etat here in Turkiye Friday night. We were at the Bodrum airport when the TVs started showing military soldiers blocking ...

current state of mind

July 1st, 2016 | Posted by b | No Comments
Amazingly, there are only 4 more days of ramadan left for 2016, counting today (happy july/temmuz 1st!) and my mind is totally in summer mode. It’s also still in football mode ...

eiffel a la turka

June 13th, 2016 | Posted by b | 1 Comment
Well, Turkiye was overplayed by Croatia and lost 1-0, even though I was watching it with Ana and was wearing red for luck! But it’s just the start of the ...

flow through the city of tails

November 13th, 2015 | Posted by b | 3 Comments
Here is a really great short film about istanbul, actually it’s a commercial for Turkish airlines but don’t mind the commercial part…it’s lovely. and of course the cats of Catstantinople are ...

In case you think I only post about baseball

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by b | No Comments
Here’s a short interview with Turkish novelist Elif Shafak about the current energy and situation going on here. The snap election is coming up in three weeks and I really don’t ...

power outages everywhere

April 1st, 2015 | Posted by b | 2 Comments
All of Turkey had a power outage today from around 10am until 6pm or so. The entire country!  No one knows what it was all about (but conspiracies abound), but ...
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