Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Taking the Pulse of the Heartland 1 day ago Going from Ankara to Yozgat could perhaps be compared with going from Chicago to Des Moines, Iowa. And by this we mean no disrespect to Ankara, Chicago, Yozgat or Des Moines. But it soon becomes clear after leaving Ankara heading east on the long-distance bus that one has truly left the Turkish...
  • Anatolian Heartland Tour Part One: Luxury's Lapdogs 3 days ago Ankara, Divan Çukurhan Hotel. Senior dogs have landed in luxury's lap here in one of Ankara's most deluxe kennels. To get here, we traveled on the new high speed train from Istanbul to Ankara. Or, to be more accurate, from the rather remote suburb of Pendik to Ankara, the goal being eventually...
  • Yemek Bahane, Görüşmek Şahane (Food Is The Excuse for a Lovely Get-together) 5 days ago And a lovely time it was! We had been planning to meet our friend and fellow blogger Özlem Warren of Özlem's Turkish Table fame and her family for brunch for some time. Özlem finally made it happen in Ortaköy on Sunday and her wonderful family taught us the meaning of the Turkish saying that...
  • Now You Can Get There From Here 1 week ago On the Halıç Bridge.Since the new Marmaray intercontinental rail connection opened up last year, a number of other new transportation lines have been added to make Istanbulus' lives easier. Public transportation mavens senior dogs have been remiss in keeping our readers up to date on...
  • Identity Politics: How I Stopped Being a Jew by Shlomo Sand 2 weeks ago Nowadays, your identity - be it religion, nationality, language, gender, profession - can be a matter of life and death. Be it the seemingly unstoppable Sunni-Shia bloodletting, ISIL dealing death to all 'apostates' in its newly proclaimed "Caliphate", the hatred directed toward Russian speakers in... 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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