2 months of EVS in Turkey

My 2 month volunteer project has come to an end last week. I’ve experience a lot, I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve improved myself. There are not enough words to describe this whole new experience … cultural, religious, social. It make you realize how small we are, how much we are influenced by our society, family and … Continue Reading

Living and Working Within the Muslim Community

If you’ve been living all your life among Christians, then you cannot know exactly what the Muslim lifestyle is until you see it with your own eyes and live in their society. It’s different! It’s not worse or better, but most of non-Muslim people will find it very different. And most of the time we … Continue Reading

Preparing traditional Turkish dumplings : Manti

I wrote before about traditional Turkish cuisine, and I’ve share with you which ones are my favorite here. But today I have to make a special post just about Manti, the most famous dumpling from Turkish cuisine. Manti dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, … Continue Reading

Hunat Hatun Madrasah – The old Seljuk school

The madrasa is part of the Mahperi Huand Hatun complex, which also includes a mosque, a hamam (Turkish bath) and a mausoleum. The entire structure in build out of stone, and it was completed in 1238, under the name of Mahperi Hatun, the wife of Seljuk Sultan Keykubad I (1220-1237) and mother of Sultan Keyhüsrev … Continue Reading

Discovering The Amazing Turkish Culinary Culture

Turkey has a very rich culture, involving religion, family, history and food. They are joyful people and like to celebrate everything. And how can you celebrate better than with a big meal. So there are a lot of things we can say about Turkish food. The most important is the taste, and trust me when … Continue Reading