When I first arrived in Turkey (during our 10-day orientation in Ankara), I had heard that Turkish people are very hospitable and helpful to foreigners. Over the past six months, I’ve had many cases in which this has been proven true, and wanted to share a couple of my favorites here 🙂 Continue reading Turkish Hospitality
I’ve probably already told most people what my life teaching English in Denizli is like, but I thought I’d give a quick summary anyway.
The university I work at is Pamukkale University, just a short walk from where I live. The campus has a nice background, located at the foothills of the mountains.
Yabancı Diller Yüksekokulu (School of Foreign Languages) Continue reading A Typical Day Teaching in Denizli
After having a nice break between semesters at home, I’m back in Turkey and leaving for Denizli tonight. It was to see everyone in VA/DC and Madison and recharge for the rest of my time in Turkey.
Before going home and since coming back, I’ve spent a lot of time in Istanbul. Apart from seeing the major tourist attractions (Aya Sofya, Sultanahmet, etc.), there is so much more to do and see in Istanbul. I stayed on the Asian side of Istanbul (in Kozyatağı), so every day I would have to take the ferry over to the European side to see places. Although the commute over took awhile, I still really enjoyed it. While on the ferry you get nice views of both sides of the city. The Bosphorus is always a little choppy, and is a greenish-blue color, which makes for some nice pictures.