Senior Dogs Abroad

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Senior Dogs Abroad
Mark and Jolee living in Istanbul 2008-2012
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  • It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 7 hours ago While there hasn't been much to celebrate recently, this past week not one, but two events in Turkey's neighborhood really had senior dogs' tails wagging: the election victory of SYRIZA in neighboring Greece and the defeat of Islamic State (IS) jihadis by Kurdish forces in Kobani, just over...
  • High Hopes 6 days ago Beyoğlu Hills? Uh, really? we asked ourselves as we passed a recently opened real estate office down the street from our apartment. (Just a month ago this storefront housed a toy shop for neighborhood children.) Is this the wild dream of a real estate agent who began hallucinating about the piles...
  • On the Waterfront 1 week ago That rainstorm we spoke of in our last posting, while bringing our reservoirs from about 18% in September to its current level of 82%, also brought with it a whole lot of grief. It seems as though all of Istanbul has sprung a leak. We walk down the street and we hear someone on their cell phone...
  • It's Raining 2 weeks ago Senior dogs are housebound today, looking out on a rainstorm brought in by the Lodos - the warmer winds from the southwest - and then chilled by Poyraz winds from the north. Being stuck inside because of the rain is something we've vowed not to complain about due to last year's drought and we're...
  • An Unwelcome Tourist 3 weeks ago Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, or red palm weevilNasty-looking bugger, isn't he? We have to say that he kind of snuck up on us, not being on our radar screen at all. Then recently on our morning walk we wondered what happened to two formerly healthy, majestic date palms that once stood proudly on the... 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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