Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • Beat the Heat 1 week ago How to beat the heat, weather and otherwise, in Istanbul? Yesterday, one way was to take a 6.5 K swim from Asia to Europe in Istanbul's annual Intercontinental Swim Race on the Bosphorus. Sponsored by Turkey's National Olympic Committee as a 'Sports for All' event, almost 2,000 swimmers of all...
  • They Were Just Like Us 1 week ago When we heard the news about the 32 young people who died in a suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruç, just a few miles from the Syrian border, it hit us hard. Most of the victims were teenagers or in their twenties, part of a Turkish and Kurdish socialist youth delegation of 300 that was...
  • Burgazada Bayram 2 weeks ago Last night around 8:45 PM, Istanbul time, the call to prayer was heard from the local mosque marking the end of Ramazan and the beginning of the three-day holiday, Eid al-Fitr or, as it is known in Turkey, Şeker Bayramı (Sugar Holiday). Ramazan falling during the summer months with its heat and...
  • The Mask Slips 3 weeks ago "What the unfolding Greek Crisis has exposed is that austerity is not so much an economic theory as an ideological concept - a code for class war, waged by the rich and their political servants against working people and the poor in order to maintain the wealth, privilege and profits of those who...
  • The New "New Turkey" 2 months ago The common wisdom is that for those of us who are not getting any younger, one of the most important things necessary to forestall the negative effects of old age is stimulation. If there is any truth to that at all, then senior dogs should be around with all their faculties intact for quite some... 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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