Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Happy Spring! (Nowruz Kutlu Olsun!) 5 days ago White storks arrive - a sure sign of Spring.With the arrival of the spring equinox when day and night are of equal length,  a sense of optimism returns and this year is no exception. In many regions of the Near and Middle East, most notably in Iran and the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Syria and...
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  • My Junior Year Abroad Revisited, As a Senior 2 weeks ago We recently realized that we had failed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'senior dog' Mark's attending Sweet Briar College's Junior Year Abroad Program in Paris, France as a young pup. Of course, we couldn't resist, even if a year late, making the pilgrimage to check out the Paris of today -...
  • Price Is An Illusion 3 weeks ago What you see to the right is the huge gaping hole left in our garden wall after the red pine in the photo was violently pounded for two days by the wind storm that hit our island a month ago. The tree is still standing and appears healthy - although precariously leaning out over the road - but the...
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. 2 months 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... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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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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