A look back at 2021: Updates and Expat Life

**Well as usual, this is LONG overdue. I found this sitting ‘saved’ in my drafts and felt I should publish it although it’s currently March. Since this article was written I had an amazing and unforgettable two weeks wandering through France in February. I returned to Istanbul and almost immediately finally caught Covid. I have … More A look back at 2021: Updates and Expat Life

Happy New Year + Updates: A Book and Blog Posts…

Happy New Year y’all, wishing everyone good health in 2022! I’ve been working on a new much-needed blog update and will share a detailed ‘catch up’ post soon. However, I wanted to share some special news first. I hinted at this a while back but my dear friend, Matthew Rasmussen, and I have written a … More Happy New Year + Updates: A Book and Blog Posts…

Bologna: Where the GELATO is a literal life-changing experience…

  I’ve done it again and taken a loooong hiatus from here. With the start of a new teaching year (and embarking upon an online master’s program), somehow I woke up this week and realized that next week is Halloween…and just how did that happen???? This summer was spent with visits ‘home’ to America, then … More Bologna: Where the GELATO is a literal life-changing experience…

Back to Antioch…

One of the 1st posts that I wrote here on GirlMeetsTurkey was about my trip 3 years prior to Antakya, or ‘Antioch‘ in English… in Turkey’s southeastern region of Hatay.  That post focused primarily on my love affair with the way they make hummus and also gave some background history.  If you want to check … More Back to Antioch…