Tag Archives: drinking

Blarney

So Zeplin is a great bar that just recently opened in Kadiköy. They’re great for a number of reasons but chief among them is they have BEER. And, like, real beer, not the poison swill Effes or the bland, underachieving … Continue reading

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Curfew

One cool thing about the Turkish legal system is that it doesn’t rely on precedent, which makes it SUPER easy to just up and change laws whenever you feel like it. Which they do. Frequently. Municipality-wise, it’s even easier, it … Continue reading

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On finding your tribe

Normally, Agent L likes to keep the tone light, but my lord she’s had a helluva couple of weeks, and last night Hannah said something that was so profound, so insightful, she feels she has to share. We were discussing … Continue reading

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In which we attempt to culture ourselves.

I met Bestie for celebratory “we made it through the whole morning!” afternoon drinks at our favorite dive, which has a name but which everyone just calls “cheap bar.” One of our favorite things to do is sit around drinking … Continue reading

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Yalova, sort of.

The school I work for hasn’t given its teachers a raise since the Ottomans were in power, I’m pretty sure, but they’ve recently started on a campaign of keeping the teachers sweet by offering “treats” to the high performing ones. … Continue reading

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Friday night in Taksim

In all fairness, we got a late start on dinner. I met Owe in Taksim Square at 8:30, and first we had to have drinks and catch up. I took him to my secret bar, which is tucked away off … Continue reading

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