Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

This is the ninth and final installment of the Turkey Diaries. It's now only a few hours until my plane should lift off from Turkish ground. I've been really happy with my stay but am damn glad to be going home already. It of course would've been nice to be home for actual Christmas but … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

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Turkey Diaries: Part VIII (The Report Card)

Well well, the end truly is nigh. Christmas is upon us and my time here in Turkey is drawing to an end. It's now less than a week until I'm sitting in a plane headed back home. Hopefully. Winter has definitely arrived but from what I hear, the airport in Ankara usually functions perfectly well … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VIII (The Report Card)

Turkey Diaries: Part VII (“Networking Networks”)

It's now only about ten days until I'm going home. The last weeks here in Turkey have been pretty busy as we're wrapping up the course on Culture and the Environment. We'll have our last actual class on Monday and a week from that it's the final exam and deadline for our term papers. Then, … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VII (“Networking Networks”)

Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)

I'm back from Troad! For those to whom that name doesn't say anything, that's the ancient Troy area. It's super cool to be in a country with such history everywhere. For instance, just a couple weeks back I visited the site of 3000-year old Gordion (as in, the place where Alexander the Great cut the … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)