Monthly Archives: August 2013

Return to Gezi Park

Someone once quoted me a statistic that women cry 60 times in a year, and men cry 6. It could be complete bullshit, I don’t know. I know that I don’t cry six times a year- not even close. Maybe … Continue reading

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A Day With Agent L

Warning- this post is a roller coaster of emotions. I am sleeping on a pallet on the floor because my huge apartment is currently stuffed with guests, and I couldn’t be happier. ZF managed all on her ownsome to come … Continue reading

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Agent L’s take on WWIII

Tense times in Turkey, I tell ya what. So 1. Turkey’s quickly losing traction, diplomatically, by being one of two countries I think but cannot confirm in the entire world to back the Muslim Brotherhood. (Ecuador being the other that … Continue reading

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Very Simple Infographic Of A Guide To The Middle East!

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From SooperMexican Via IJR   ” Ever had the feeling that the Middle East is completely outside of your grasp of understanding? Have no fear! A short letter to the Financial Times explained everything simply and…

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Fethiye, Flamingoes, Koca Çaliş, Football Well, not football. Not quite yet. 

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Fethiye Spor… oh dear.

This morning, there was very little action on the Fethiye Spor boards until someone just posted a frowny face. There’s a reason for that but we’ll get to it. So I am not the most sporty person. I support the … Continue reading

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Turkey and Egypt- When Worlds Collide This is pretty perfect political commentary.

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Sundial Otel

Turkey’s For Life talked me into staying an extra day (it wasn’t hard) so I could attend a Fethiye Spor game with them, and as the game was in the evening that left us with a whole day on our … Continue reading

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  Day three it was back to the beach, but this time to ölüdeniz, which wikipedia informs me means “dead sea” because its waters are calm, even in storm. This clears up one mystery where Turkish people kept telling me … Continue reading

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Mannequins of Istanbul I have made good on my threat of an hour ago and set up the tumbler. Submissions welcome.

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