Tweet“And Under It All, She Was Wearing Really Sassy Leopard Print Ballet Flats” We’re on an eight-day trip to Parts of Turkey As Yet Unseen, and I’ve been fighting for hours with the Internet access here at the guest house, … Continue reading
Tweet(Apologies to those of you who read this already over at our family’s “Turkey Blog,” which is associated with my husband’s blog of his drawings and comics; occasionally, I’ll be cross-posting between the blogs, but other times, like when I … Continue reading
Tweet“Tales from the Harem” Before we came to Turkey, I read a book of essays written by expatriate women about their experiences living outside the familiar. In many ways, the book was illuminating, as it lent real voices to real … Continue reading
Tweet“Ah, But How Much to Tip the Bellboy?” Book me in for a week; that’s all I’m sayin’.
Tweet“Every Time I Visit The Place, I Drag Along Exponentially More Companions. In Other Words, Because I Don’t Know a Whole Lot of Folks Here, I May Need to Request Your Presence at the Kilise Before the New Year” If … Continue reading
Tweet“Forgive the Lack of Originality, But One Feels Compelled to Toss Out the Title of ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’” There is no clearer evidence that Groom and I are adrift in a new place, casting about for moorings, than the fact that we’ve become The … Continue reading