Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. 6 days ago For some reason, senior dogs always seem to be on Burgazada every time an unusual weather event comes our way. Two weeks ago, we had a ferocious wind storm that destroyed our ferry terminal, sank boats and ripped up much of the brick walkways in town. This weekend, we came out to inspect some...
  • Who Is To Blame? 1 week ago Some events take on an importance that is bigger than the event itself, or have such an impact that later people talk of life before or after such-and-such an incident. The murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri comes to mind. The murder of young black men in the U.S. by racist...
  • It's For the Birds 2 weeks ago Our dear friend Sarah has alerted us to an exciting project sponsored by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the  U.S. National Audubon Society. In fact we were familiar with this project when we lived in the U.S. but had not thought about it much since moving to Istanbul. During this...
  • Don't Hold Your Breath 3 weeks ago This is what's left of Taksim Teaching and Research Hospital, the state hospital located in our neighborhood that once served all of Beyoğlu, a huge community of about 250,000. Not only did Cihangir residents, but people from Tophane, Tarlabaşı, Karaköy, Tepebaşı, Kasımpaşa - all used our...
  • Escape From Alcatraz 3 weeks ago Who would have thought that our old pals from San Francisco, Howard and Nora, would pay us a visit and bring disaster in their wake. Senior dogs had left them in our Beyoğlu apartment and decamped to Burgazada island to await a visit from them and a one night sleepover on Friday. As you can see,... 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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