Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Suspended Animation 3 days ago Campaign tables on Burgazada.". . . a state in which life in a body is temporarily slowed down or stopped" - Cambridge Online Dictionary. And that's the way it's going to be until after June 7th, the date of parliamentary elections here in Turkey. With three weeks to go, it seems like everything...
  • What a Difference a Year Makes 1 week ago Red-backed shrikeThey're back! Yes, our beloved migratory birds are back in force due to a very rainy winter which has filled Istanbul's reservoirs and furnished the birds with water to sustain themselves on their long journeys. We are thrilled to once again hear their spring chorus in the morning...
  • Pity the Poor Immigrant 2 weeks ago In 2011, at the very beginning of the economic crisis that would crush the Greek working class in the coming years, we met Omer, an immigrant Pakistani worker who was living in the Athens public garden. He had spent the previous four years contributing to the Greek economy by working primarily in...
  • A Grave Matter 3 weeks ago Senior dogs have been living in Turkey now for nearly seven years and, in spite of the maelstrom that swirls around this corner of the planet, have no plans to leave. We enjoy our life here and can easily imagine spending the rest of our days in Turkey. Plus the fact that the Turkish language has...
  • April 24: A Lack of Progress Report 2 months ago In ancient Ani at Turkish-Armenian border.April 24th marks the deportation of Armenian intellectuals from Istanbul in 1915 and commemorates what some call the 'genocide' committed by the Ottoman Empire against Anatolian Armenians during World War I. Ottoman Armenians were, during that period of war... 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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