Far From The Sticks

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Far From The Sticks
An American Expat in Turkey. Witness my struggles with the Turkish language and my love affair with the food. (by Jules)
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  • Turkey during Ramadan 1 month ago Ramadan or Ramazan started today.  It is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar where observant Muslims observe a month of fasting from sun up to sun set as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.  Not to say that … Continue reading →
  • Lojman (Corporate Housing) 2 months ago One of the benefits about working at my school is lojman or corporate housing.  This concept is not uncommon in Turkey, actually we live pretty close to the Belediyesi or public works corporate housing.  What I really love about living … Continue reading →
  • Shows! 1 month ago We have had some awesome luck lately when it comes to shows.  We took Bülent’s parents to an interactive show called “Dövüs Gecesi” or “Fight Night”.  It was an interactive political piece to get people thinking about why people vote … Continue reading →
  • Uzungöl 2 months ago The road to Uzungöl was a lot more pleasant than the place itself.  We had heard it was a lovely lake, pictures with places to hike and bike ride. It was a lake, and there was a walking path, and … Continue reading →
  • Bakla Köftesi (Fava Bean Balls/Burgers) 3 months ago Fava Bean köftesi, a type of vegetarian köfte.  Since we have gone mostly vegetarian I have been trying to find alternatives and interesting food.  This seemed to fit the bill, interesting, healthy and seasonal.    400 grams of cooked, shelled fava … Continue reading →

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