Happy New Year! 2019 is here, and with it a new year of planning and traveling, both domestically and abroad. I'm working to build consistency with this blog and have a wider variety of posts, which is a continuation of my goal from 2016, so please look for more posts in the future! This post… Continue reading What I Miss (and Don’t) about Living in Turkey
Hey everyone! It's been too long I know. I'm vowing to post more regularly starting this month. A lot of people have asked me what Ankara is like. Most people assume that the capital of Turkey is Istanbul, but in fact, it's an increasingly-sprawling city surrounded by mountains in the center of the country. For… Continue reading Sights of Ankara
Günaydın! (Good morning) I’m finally getting into the rhythm of things here in Ankara. I have three classes of about 20 students each. The university gave us Fulbrighters the A+ level students. Contrary to what you might think, these are the students with nearly the lowest speaking ability. So how does that work when I barely know… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To
Moving to Turkey has been a yin and yang experience. On one hand, I’m constantly excited. Turkish food and culture isn’t like anything I’ve experienced. I like the idea that there's so much for me to explore and learn. On the other hand, I’m exhausted. Moving to a new country is expensive and stressful. This is… Continue reading Getting Settled In
Selam*, everyone! It’s been a while, I know. I’m sorry for keeping you all waiting, but my time in Turkey has been exciting and overwhelming so far. I’ve spent the last week attending an orientation hosted by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. I was pleased to find out that Ankara is considered the Washington, D.C. of Turkey.… Continue reading Hello from Turkey!