Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • A Tree Grows on Burgaz 2 days ago In fact, we're pleased to report that not one, but four new trees are growing on Burgaz island in the lot that's adjacent to our apartment building. When senior dogs moved into this apartment two and a half years ago, this lot was filling up with a nasty invasive known as ailanthus altissima, or...
  • Fall Migration 1 week ago Here on Burgazada, the sound of rolling suitcases is the most reliable herald of autumn's arrival. This is when most of the 'summer people' close up their apartments on the island to head back to their jobs and, for the kids, to school in the city. Turkey has just finished the normally four-day Eid...
  • Downward Facing Dogs 2 weeks ago Ommm'igod! Senior dogs in yoga class? What the hey were we inhaling, besides the oxygen-charged air of the Kaz Dağı mountains, and how in the hey did we ever end up in this position? Therein lies the tale.Our good Istanbul friend Shellie Corman asked us if we'd like to tag along on a little tour...
  • Deja Vu 3 weeks ago This week, senior dogs took a ferry ride from Burgazada island over to Büyükada, the largest of Istanbul's Princes' Islands, to see an exhibit of photographs of what is referred to here as "the events of September 6-7, 1955". These dramatic photos document the anti-Greek pogrom in Istanbul whose...
  • Regime Change Refugees 1 month ago The photos appearing in the world media this past week have made it impossible to ignore the issue any longer. Here in Turkey, which has opened its doors to over two million refugees and where it was already impossible to bury your head in the sand on the plight of refugees, the story of three-year... 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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