Are you sure you know “kebab”?

Adana Kebab!

A_ Hi! Where are you from?

B_ Turkey, I lived in Istanbul but I’m from south, the city called Adana. Have you ever heard?

A_ Not really…

B_ Do you know kebab?

A_ Yes.

B_Adana is the city where kebab originally come from, Adana kebab!

This is typical dialogue I had tens of times. Then the conversation continues about the matter that the kebab known in Europe is not really kebab, it’s doner (döner) which in Turkish means “rotary”, and it’s not kebab. (more…)

Why is Turkish easy language to learn?

Are you interested in learning Turkish and it seems difficult to you? No worries! It is easier than you think. Turkish is easy language to learn. I am not saying because it is my mother tongue, it may look scary or weird at first glance, and it is true that Turkish is different language for foreigners. But it is an easy language to learn and now I will tell you why it is easy to learn by following reasons: (more…)

We are not at home!

Hi everyone! Zdravo! Bok! (This sounds bad in Turkish but I wanted to say “Hi” in Croatian) Хелло! Здравейте!

We have got our first home, we bought a camper yayyy!!! No, it is not a giant luxury mobile home, it is an old compact camper! Now we have a home everywhere and we don’t have to pay for plane or bus tickets anymore. We can freely move anywhere. Yes, exploring everywhere discovering the world without being tied to anything in our tour, it is one step closer to freedom! (more…)

Will you marry me? But Turkish style!

What is a Turkish wedding?

Marriage is very important in a person’s life and in Turkish society. When I tell my Turkish friends that marriage is less important in Europe and that lots of people live with their romantic partner without getting married, people get very surprised. Except in a very few areas, you cannot do this in Turkey. In Turkey, virginity is still a very important and sensitive topic, so we see early marriages in Turkey for this reason. (more…)

Top tips to visit Cappadocia

For a long time I didn’t understand why all tourists were going to Cappadocia. “Okay, there are some interesting natural shapes created by wind and rain, but so what?” I asked myself. Why is it worth being visited by thousands each year? The second time I visited, I understood why. (more…)

Van Two Three

After studying four years university in teaching you get an exam and depends on your score, you can go to work any city in Turkey. That’s how I have been separated from my best friend. I continued to study master and she has gone to Van as a teacher. From that moment, even though we have seen each other rarely, we have never drifted apart. She got married there and had a son.  This is how I am connected to Van. So, after years it was time to visit them and see Van in winter. (more…)