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PHOTOS: Anitkabir (Ankara, Turkey)

Anitkabir Ankara, Turkey This is the resting place of the Republic of Turkey's first President and founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Photo Credit: Pouneh Eftekhari

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3 Things You Should Know About Our Job in Turkey

After much research,  we enrolled in a TEFL course and soon after  began researching potential schools to work for. One school that stood out was Wall Street English (WSE). After completing the interview process, we were soon offered a position to teach at a center in Ankara, Turkey. As you know, we accepted the offer … Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know About Our Job in Turkey

3 Ways I Change Who I Am When Living Abroad

For some strange reason, people (myself included) tend to change their normal habits once they reach their new home. I’m not just talking about eating new foods or learning a new language. I mean, changing things that are at the core of who we are. It is like you leave your 'evil twin' behind and … Continue reading 3 Ways I Change Who I Am When Living Abroad

5 Things We’ve Learned Since Moving to Ankara

Although we've been in Ankara for only 48 hours, we've learned a few interesting things: 1. Ankara has the Highest Number of Skinny Jeans Per Capita Okay. We don't know that for a fact, but we were surprised to see how hipster-esque the fashion was here. Most woman (old and young) do not seem to … Continue reading 5 Things We’ve Learned Since Moving to Ankara

The First 48 Hours

Sleepy eyed, thirsty and disoriented, we made our ways through customs and waiting for our luggage. After our long transit from Chicago to Ankara and with suitcases in hand, we were greeted by a police officer who held a white sheet of paper with our names printed on it. Slightly terrified and confused, we soon … Continue reading The First 48 Hours