A cup of Turkish coffee
is the perfect accompaniment
to blog readingIt's a beautiful snowy day here in Istanbul. It was a joy to come home in the snow, and learn that sharing my expat experience is making a difference.
Today I learned that "Empty Nest Expat" was recognized by the Telegraph for "providing excellent expat advice and resources." How fun! That's exactly what I try and do: provide advice and resources for expats and empty nesters as I share about my expat journey. I'm especially pleased this esteemed newspaper recognized my work, since I am in a period of low blogging due to taking Turkish lessons three times a week.
I know how thoroughly the editors there work on behalf of their British expat community. Thank you, Telegraph editors. I'm glad you enjoy hearing about expat life; it's so kind of you to include a Yank!
And if you are a new reader, here's some samples of my advice. British readers, be sure and notice the last link. It isn't advice, just a wonderful celebration of my lifelong hero who was, after all, British. That's especially for you.
On Learning a Language Overseas:
Time Out for Turkish
A Review of Live Mocha : The Internet's Largest Language Learning Website
On Living Without a Car: (starting my 5th year now!):
Starting My Third Year Without a Car
How the Czech Government Delighted Me as a Consumer
On Living Spontaneously and Being Open to New People:
An Evening with the Hari Krishnas
Eating my Way through Sofia, Bulgaria
On Terrific Expat Reads:
A Trip to Provence, Accompanied by Julia Child
Hearing Tales from a Female Nomad In Person: Rita Golden Gelman
Hello, Great Big Beautiful World! (first-ever blog post)
On Downsizing and getting ready for the Expat Adventure:
"Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life"
Shedding a House and a Full-Time Role
Shed your Music
Shed your Clothes
Shed your Commitments
Shed at Work
Shed Your Books
Shed Your Furniture
And lastly, especially for my British readers, a post in celebration of a great friend to America who was a wonderful leader of free people, the greatest man of the 20th century:
"An Iron Curtain Has Descended"
Thanks for reading. And keep coming back.
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