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Week in review: 19 - 25 September 2016

Week in review: 19 – 25 September 2016

On Friday I went to the opera, “Carmen”. I had bought the ticket only at the beginning of the week. Luckily I wasn’t too tired when I returned home after a three-day-trip into the mountains on Friday afternoon. The opera was a big contrast to the hiking before. But I enjoyed both: hiking in the […]

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Week in review: 1 – 7 August 2016

There is a huge difference between first spending time in the giant city of Istanbul and then arriving at the tiny village I grew up in. It made me realize how much I have changed over the years. As a child I didn’t mind living in a village, but right now I can’t imagine anything […]

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Week in review: 25 – 31 July 2016

I’ve been in Turkey now for almost four weeks. This is quite a long time, especially considering that I have seven weeks of summer vacation in total. It struck me this week that this trip is a little like living in the past. I lived in Turkey for five years, and I decided on my […]

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Travel: One week in Bodrum

Travel: One week in Bodrum

By now I am a little torn if it is good to book a summer vacation seven months in advance. But I had collected so many frequent flier miles with Turkish Airlines that it would have been stupid to let them expire. And it is very nice not to have to pay for a long […]

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Week in review: 18 – 24 July 2016

This week I’ve thought for the first time how much Turkey can exhaust people. It is tiring when you always have to pay attention, when you have to be careful what you say to whom, when you don’t know what might happen on the following day … It is not that my week wasn’t pleasant […]

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