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Growing Up Two

Growinguptwo.com is a family travel and Turkey lifestyle blog written by Sam Ozer, an expat, and twin-mum that has lived on the coast in Turkey for more than 12 years. Enjoy the rants and ramblings about daily life and parenting in Turkey plus arm yourself with tips on where to go in Fethiye, what to do with the kids and how to live amongst the locals. A quirky take on expat life in a country where you expect the unexpected!

FunkTravels Podcast and Blog

The FunkTravels Podcast is hosted by an American expat couple living in Turkey, Catie and Jason Funk. Together they believe in intentional dreaming for international living. The bi-weekly episodes document their journey from leaving the United States to becoming expats in Izmir, Turkey(30+ episodes!). Through this podcast and blog, they hope to help encourage other expats to live and travel in the country of their choosing. Our dream is Turkey!

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Mountains and the Sea

Adventures (and misadventures) across Turkey and Central Asia

Istanbul Inspired

Where East meets West. A native New Yorker living in Istanbul, Turkey.

istanbul etc.

a hodgepodge of history and culture in istanbul.

Ben Istanbul

Ben Istanbul is a collective of Istanbulite, thrill to share their vision of Istanbul. We are writing about places we like, streets, events and people who are making this city aliveeverything to give you another way to discover Istanbul!

Daily Thoughts Dot Com

This blog features my experiences when i was still in Saudi Arabia, and the beautiful places here in the Philippines that we have been to. Likewise, this blog shares advice on working in the corporate world.

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Istanbul, city of "huzün"

This photographic work of Istanbul is a work in progress since September 2013. Hüzün, melancholy or nostalgia in Turkish, is a feeling to be found in many cities, but nowhere to the extent you can find in the streets of Istanbul. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul, the former capital of two worlds empires (Roman and Ottoman) during fifteen centuries. Straddling Europe and Asia, ruling over vast territories in the Balkans, the Middle East, and North Africa, it was always destined, by geography and history, to be an important global hub. However, other seems to be the fate of this people, the Turks, that starting moving from Central Asia, slowly but steadily moving west, to arrive at the doors of Europe, but are not yet part of it? Many old families continue to keep traditional customs while, over the last century, the city has experienced rapid westernization and modernization, a population explosion that make it the biggest city in Europe with over 15 million inhabitants and spectacular economic development. This has created a sharp contrast between modern and traditional ways of life. Surrounded by remnants of imperial glory, now living in a provincial town since Ankara became the capital of the new Republic, has caused a feeling of being neither here nor there, always in transition, with still very present past and a future yet to materialize, exacerbating this melancholy, this "Huzun"

Tasty Traveling

Expat girl living in Turkey. Laughing, traveling, baking, enjoying! :)

The Dancing Immigrant

BLOG OF AN AMERICAN BELLYDANCER AND MOTHER WHO MOVED TO ISTANBUL TO STUDY, WORK AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY AND SURPRISES OF A NEW-TO-HER/OLD-TO-THE-WORLD COUNTRY AND CULTURE

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The Best of Bursa

The Best of Bursa is a written by an expat family in Bursa, Turkey. The goal of this blog is to highlight the great places and wonderful people that we encounter this city. Visit The Best of Bursa for photos, experiences, stories, musings, insights, travel tips, and more!

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Traveling By Default

Tales of travel adventures and misadventures in Turkey and beyond.

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Alanya, Turkish Riviera, Turkiye

All about Alanya and my daily life

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Turkey File

Turkish history, politics, culture through the eyes of a New Zealand ex-pat. A view of the world through eyes conditioned by living in Turkey.

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Hosgelginiz

Experiences of a Pole living in Istanbul. Funny and witty comments about Turkish society and lifstyle.

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TurkEish of a Southern Belle

A teacher with many Eish experiences. In this blog I outline my travels in Turkey. My experiences are funny and sometimes nasty and sometimes shocking. I share these.

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Eat with Me Istanbul

I share my experiences and passion for food and wine, while exploring the world and different cultures, online and offline.

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Turkey Travel Blog

A travel blog about places to go and what to see throughout the large and culturally diverse country of Turkey.

The Photo Diary of an Expat

Hello my name is Aida, I am orginally from Croatia but I have lived and studied at university in California. My blog consists of mainy photos from Turkey, Croatia and Georgia. Currently I am on an adventure in Turkey that has lasted for 2 years. Turkey? It started off as an internship and volunteer program for 2 months but then it turned into being all about love. 2 months turned into 2 years with my Turkish fiance accompanying me on some of my travels. Do I plan to settle down here? Once an expat always an expat. Soon I'll get the urge to move somewhere else. In the meantime I have to finish visiting every city in Turkey.

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the daily dilk

We recently moved to Istanbul from New York with our infant son. Here are some photos of the aftermath.

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