Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving

  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America, but here in Turkey it’s just another Thursday I’ll be kicking off with a 9 a.m. Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity class. Was getting a little sad earlier today about not being home for … Continue reading

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Everything You’re Never Going to Need to Know About Ebru

“Take notes, guys. I’m going to quiz you later,” Alican, our program director, instructed us as we stood around the studio table in Beyoglu. Then he upped the stakes: “Whomever gets the answers right can come back for another class.” … Continue reading

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Istanbul Q & A

      “You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” -Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   My mom wrote that quote in a card she sent me … Continue reading

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Favorite Turkish Things! And Becoming Lottie Lee

–originally posted on Charlotte’s personal blog 26 Oct 2013 We have officially been taking classes for about a month. With one week off for bayram (Muslim holiday break), this next Monday and Tuesday off for Republic Day (Turkish Independence day), … Continue reading

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Reflections of an American in Turkey

With only five-ish weeks left, it’s getting to the point where I am calling Istanbul home.  Though in a sense, it is more of a home base, seeing as I am travelling so much this semester (Budapest, Prague, Paris, London).  … Continue reading

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A Week of Turkish Festivities

Last Saturday we attended the Women’s Tennis Association semi-finals to watch Serena Williams play, and Friday we went to a league soccer game between Istanbul’s Galatasaray (yeah…Drogba plays for them nbd) and Konyaspor from Central Turkey. The tennis matches were … Continue reading

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