Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Unhappy Campers 5 days ago Marta's CoveTurks hate rules. They even hate rules which supposedly are made to benefit society or protect the environment. 'The Greater Good' is not a concept easily understood in a society where experience informs that rules only apply to your average Ahmet. And when money is to be made, it's...
  • A Return to Arms 1 week ago Putting aside the memory of a terrible experience is a natural human reaction that makes going on with life possible. It's striking how we so quickly get used to the 'new' normal of wellness, happiness, or, in the case of an end to war, peace. We had all become so used to the absence of clashes...
  • Blogger's Block 3 weeks ago You've all heard of writer's block, the inability to write which may be caused by a lack of inspiration or sufficient stimulation. In our case, it's not as if we're casting about in an environment lacking in interest and excitement. On the contrary, events are swirling around us at such a...
  • Beat the Heat 2 months ago How to beat the heat, weather and otherwise, in Istanbul? Yesterday, one way was to take a 6.5 K swim from Asia to Europe in Istanbul's annual Intercontinental Swim Race on the Bosphorus. Sponsored by Turkey's National Olympic Committee as a 'Sports for All' event, almost 2,000 swimmers of all...
  • They Were Just Like Us 2 months ago When we heard the news about the 32 young people who died in a suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruç, just a few miles from the Syrian border, it hit us hard. Most of the victims were teenagers or in their twenties, part of a Turkish and Kurdish socialist youth delegation of 300 that was... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Senior Dogs Abroad

Karen (Empty Nest Expat)
03:54 AM November 24, 2012

Mark and Jolee are exciting, vibrant people who are deeply interested in Turkey. They both speak the language too! They travel all over, talk to everyone, explore and enjoy, and make sense of some of the more difficult things to understand in Turkey. They are living role models for retirement!

22:32 PM November 25, 2012

A brilliant grasp of the political situation in Turkey.

Joan Yow
21:19 PM April 25, 2013

very sophisticated and all around good guys.

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