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Laura Kaya
Germany
what's with all these towns with funny names?
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This book articulates some of the things I've struggled to explain, and other things that I've failed to understand. Americanah... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at wheresthephone
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This weekend, someone shattered my passenger-side window and stole my GPS in Aachen (DE). Yeah, it sux, but I did... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at wheresthephone
We had some dehumidifiers in our house for a week and the service guy came to pick them up. As... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at wheresthephone
Being here, in a NATO community abroad, I'm in a unique blend of worlds: Turkish - but as a foreigner,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at wheresthephone
When I moved to Turkey, I did what most trailing spouses do, I started a blog - or a journal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at wheresthephone
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I've been struggling with German for nearly two years now, with marginal progress. Perhaps "struggling" is not the right word,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at wheresthephone
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You've had more Turkish food than you realize. In America, we know them by their Greek names: dolma, baklava, Tzatziki,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Ninety-eight chocolate chunk cookies later (because I grossly miscalculated the proportions when I started tossing ingredients together), I'm feeling pretty... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at wheresthephone
DE: Mein Gott. Uber was kann ich sprechen im Deutsch? Diese ist nich einfach. Ich schreibe sehr langsam und muss... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at wheresthephone
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The topic of Srebrenica, first introduced to me in Mostar when I saw the book; and later, and perhaps indelibly,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Even after nearly three years of marriage and living in Turkey, I still find things lost in translation and am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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A dive from the "Old Bridge" has been a rite of passage for hundreds of years. There's a diving club... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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My only comment? "Thank you!" to my husband for driving despite rain, rockslides, washed-out roads, steep cliffs and GPS map... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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It's funny how certain country names remain consistent across several languages (while others do not). The DRIVE around the Bay... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Go to Croatia in late-summer and camp your way down the coast. The water has warmed to it's highest temperature... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Venice, Northern Italy (IT) In true contrast, it was sunny and hot in Venice. For a city built on reclaimed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Verona: Northern ITALY (IT) We started off mellow, with a bit of the Montagues & Capulets, rain, and some interesting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at wheresthephone
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The Slovenian coast is 46km long (~28 miles). Highways in Slovenia require a €15, 7-day permit for literally 1-hour of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Original: hazırlanması: 1. 1 su bardağı kırmızı mercimeği yıkayıp 1 litre su ile ateşe koyun. tencerenin kapağını aralık bırakın. (yoksa... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Bal (TR: honey) Kan (TR: blood) Before embarking on our nomad-road-trip vacation, I was excited to see new countries, taste... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at wheresthephone
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The most under-appreciated book in my library was definitely my Turkish-English dictionary. Despite the inaccuracies in sentence level translations, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at wheresthephone
ooooh what kinds of plants did you eat?
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2012 on eating "biting weeds" at wheresthephone
ahh but few could travel the world for a year like you are :)
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2012 on Oruç (fasting) update at wheresthephone
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The evenings in Germany are looong and there's only so much media one can consume. We had cooking as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at wheresthephone
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Last post, I mentioned Mantı. Well, here is it. The long stick is called an oklava. My MIL is doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at wheresthephone