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)

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)

Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

I woke up in the middle of the night today because I was so psyched about my work that I just couldn't sleep any more but had to immediately write down the ideas that I had, and ended up writing a solid page of new stuff on the article I'm working on at the moment. … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*

I'm super busy right now. Which is good. I have a ton of reading to do, and I have to do it all before leaving for a combined business/pleasure trip to the famous rock climbing destination of Geyikbayiri early on Tuesday morning. I'm obviously really looking forward to going but also a little stressed because … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*

Turkey Diaries: Part 33 1/3*

Today, it is the fifth of November and I feel like a mad scientist. Mad in two ways, actually. First, kinda mad because the government of the country that I'm staying at decided yesterday to try to hush the arrests of opposition politicians by trying to block social media access. I've been very happy with my stay here … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part 33 1/3*

Turkey Diaries: Part Deux*

I've now spent the first of my three months at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. I was happy to enjoy the company of my visiting family for ten days but now that they've left, all I've got to do for the next two months is to focus on my studies here. This blog post will … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part Deux*

Turkey Diaries: Part I

So I have now spent two and a half weeks in Turkey as an Erasmus+ doctoral exchange student at Hacettepe University in Ankara. This blog post will be mainly a quick photo bomb-type thing but I'll try to write some more in-depth stuff later at a better time (yeah I know, I always say that). … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part I