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How Boxing Day Snuck Up On Us!

A story of accidental traditionalism . . . Just last week I wrote a how this year we decided to play down Christmas, partly because we live in a country where it’s not celebrated by most of our friends, and also because it has become more and more commercialized and this leads to public exploitation. So no Holly, […]

Phew – The Town Is Ours Again!

This week Turks are celebrating the Kurban Bayramı. This is the Islamic festival known elsewhere as Eid el-Adha or Eid el-Kebir in Arabic. Tour guides who claim that this is a bad time to visit Turkey are wrong. It’s a time when you will find Turks enjoying themselves with friends and family. Although Turkey is a secular state […]