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About 5yearsmybrainhurtsalot

Once a stay at home mum in Ankara, now a working mum who makes regular lengthy trips to Mersin with my brood

A big wooden horse and a bunch of rubble?

A trip to Canakkale wouldn’t be complete without going to Troy. And since Fatso is our budding historian/archaeologist we simply had to go. A visit to Troy is actually split into two parts: The archaeological museum in Canakkale city centre; … Continue reading

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Gokceadi, holidaying Turkish style

Our original plan was to pop over to an island on the other side of the peninsular for a night. Mainly because I keep hearing about my friends who still live in Turkey coming here for a holiday and because … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget – A Canakkale Tour

This year we decided to have a bit of a holiday/trip to see parts of the country neither I nor the boys had seen before. So after a couple of days in Istanbul and the bloody great fall, we headed … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty had a bloody great fall

After two days in Istanbul, and deciding it was definitely not what it used to be, it was time to move on. Or so we thought. Best laid plans and all that…. Our plan was to get up early(ish) and … Continue reading

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Memory Lane and Faded Glory

I lived in Istanbul for four years until 2001. While I used to go back frequently, to visit friends and my fabulous hairdresser, I haven’t been back since I left Turkey over 7 years ago. So meeting my boys off … Continue reading

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And so it begins…..again

Sitting in the airport waiting for the flight to board means that I am off to the land of Turks again. Later this year thanks to May following Trump’s lead and banning laptops on flight from Turkey, so I had … Continue reading

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Waterfalls, rivers and a police checkpoint

My fellow, and more regular, Mersin blogger–Janey in Mersin, recently posted this video¬†advertising Mersin as a place to visit. The province itself is quite large and so some of these places are around 400km away from us. Many of them … Continue reading

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