Home is wherever your heart calls you to …

**My last collaboration with Aftertaste Blog was a travel guide about Lisbon. Mom and I went there together in April. If you want to read all about that, here’s the link: https://www.aftertasteblog.it/en/the-4-food-places-to-be-in-lisbon/. December 11, 2022: Well… it’s happened again, I haven’t posted in months here to the actual Girl Meets Turkey Blog; however, I do … More Home is wherever your heart calls you to …

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…