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Cappadocia: Caves, Bellydancers and (Narcolepsy)

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  So, let me tell you about how I went to Cappadocia and got wheelchaired back to my hotel room muttering about how Germans and bellydancers got me in this state. This actually… Continue reading

Study Abroad Isn’t (Only) a Vacation

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Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun (Happy New Year) everyone. Want to start 2015 off with some good karma? Check out the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV), which provides free and secular after school… Continue reading

TL;DR: Click Here, Help Orphans

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No time to read? That’s cool, but before you go, give the Darüşşafaka Society a look and see if you’d like to help orphans get a quality education. The Solar-Powered Underclass I was naïve… Continue reading

Sultan Groucho, Molotov Cocktails and Little Furry Bandits

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So, apparently I’ve been terrifying relatives with my stories of political demonstrations and persecuted journalists, and now every time the Western media actually bothers to report about something happening in this here country… Continue reading

All the News That’s Fit to Print*

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One of my roommates is quite the social animal. It doesn’t bother me, as she somehow manages to party at an acceptable volume, but every other day my apartment teems with her friends,… Continue reading

Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene (?)

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“What happiness is in he who says ‘I am a Turk’” I was actually going to bring up the topic later, but I saw something last night that compels me to write about… Continue reading

Hey, it’s Not Like I Meant to Cause a Security Breach at an International Airport…

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When it comes to foreign travel, I’m not exactly Marco Polo out here. When I had money, I had no time, and when I had time…well, let’s just say I spent much of… Continue reading