Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Time to Make the Lakerda 4 days ago Turkey's downing of a Russian jet yesterday has dramatically increased the tension in this corner of the world. Our response? Time to reach for the rakı, Paw! And to go along with it, head down to our local fishmonger for the fixings for lakerda, one of the seasonal pleasures of living here in...
  • Reaping the Whirlwind 1 week ago "Years spent depicting head chopping fanatics as rebels, moderates, and revolutionaries in an effort to effect the toppling of another secular government in the Middle East. Years spent cultivating Saudi Arabia as an ally against extremism and fanaticism rather than treating it as a country where...
  • A Sure Sign of Winter 2 weeks ago Our district's newly-elected female parliamentarian from the ruling AK Party paid a visit to our fair island last week, along with a small delegation including her husband and several of the party's island representatives. They were doing some post-election pressing of the flesh (as we say in the...
  • The Morning After 3 weeks ago Voting on Burgazada.The last five months have been brutal. Since the parliamentary election here in Turkey on June 7th, we have witnessed two major suicide bombings by ISIL resulting in the massacre of over 130 people;  a renewal of bloody hostilities between the Turkish government and the PKK...
  • How Sweet It Is 2 months ago The sweet potato is in the same family as the morning glory.Today's Turkey has almost anything that one can get in America and Europe, so no need for ex-pats to pine for stuff from places like Crate and Barrel or Ikea. We got it here and more. Capitalism's global reach knows no boundaries, whether... 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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