About Me

This is the story of a Turkish guy and an American girl who met in a bar, fell in love, got married, struggled with INS and have now moved to Germany. A country where neither speaks the language, to live out the American Dream!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010




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And Now I'm Back From Outer Space


I know its been a year since the last post. I became so frustrated because of our poor internet speed I decided to wait until we had high speed internet. A year later and bingo! We are back in this century. Unlike in the states, in Germany, Comcast guy doesn't show up in 24 hours. Its been more like 24 months. So, let this be the first of many new posts about life in Germany.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Linens, French Linens!

Today we visited Gerardmer. It’s a small alpine town nestled in the Vosges mountains. As it turns out there are multiple fine linen factories, which also provide outlet access. Amazing! Amazing fabrics! Still pricey especially if you consider the weak dollar but worth the trip.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Village Sighting

On the way home from work today. I turned the corner into the village to see one of my neighbors on his back deck playing this horn. After much debate in the house and a quick Google search I discovered that it's called a Alpenhorn. Granted my neighbor was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt but still, who could make that shit up?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Istanbul 2009

We spent four fabulous but wet days in Istanbul. Our friend Tara made the trip from the U.S. We joined Bob and Angela. As always, we stayed at the Hotel Uyan. Nestled nicely between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia its the perfect hotel for a long weekend. The staff is kind and helpful. They set us up with a tour guide for a private tour of the old city.

This was the first time I had been to the Kapali Carsi. You could shop there for days. So many temptations...we decided on a fabulous lamp.

Of course the food was amazing.

Blue Mosque

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