At the end of my street there is a corner that is unoccupied by any street vendors. We call it the “pee wall”. Gross? Yes. It is the local urinal. I realise that foul odours are not unique to this city – they are a big part of any city. But I feel like I
Category: Culture Shock
It’s that time of month again; the time of month when all the bills are due. This means that all the relevant offices need to be located ….because for now my bills must be paid in person and in cash (a story for another day). This Saturday I determined to be Internet Bill Day and
There are stages of adjustment that one encounters when moving abroad. The first stage following the move is called the honeymoon phase. It’s when everything is new and lovely. And don’t get me wrong; I’ve been honeymooning with Istanbul. Here are some of the sights that have made me swoon: The city really does have
There’s nothing quite like moving across the world and having every expectation shattered.