Through my blog, I have met some wonderful people online, especially other bloggers like myself.
There is quite a tight knit group of expat bloggers living and writing about their life and travels in Turkey. Luckily, I’ve even met several of these people in person such as Julia and Barry of Turkey’s for Life, Jennifer of The Turkish Life, Julia of A Rock and a Soft Place, Karen of Empty Nest Expat, Cecile of Expat Diaries and Pat of Turkey from the Inside. I love reading all their blogs and appreciate the support and encouragement they’ve given me too.
Most recently, I met up with Maddie of Maddie’s Vine and Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey in Eminönü for a foodie and photography walk. (I still need to edit all these photos.)
|Maddie, me and Claudia settling in for a late "lunch" in Fatih.|
I stumbled across Claudia’s blog about cooking seasonally shortly after I moved to Turkey in 2010. I love Claudia’s sassy prose and her recipes! She truly puts a lot of love in her food and her posts. Bookmark her site for some delicious Turkish recipes! Lately, she’s been keeping herself busy by being a tour guide for
Maddie is a relatively newcomer to Istanbul, having just moved here six months ago from South Africa. We met in February through an IWI cooking class. She knew who I was right away because of my blog. I’d previously “met” her through Twitter. It truly is a small online world. She writes about wine in Turkey, South Africa and from her travels.
We had lots of laughs that day on our foodie venture. Claudia, having lived in Turkey for 30+ years, supplied us with a wealth of knowledge that I didn’t know about Istanbul. I even tried some of the best “chicken breast pudding” I’ve ever tasted in Turkey. (That will be in a future blog post too.) We also revisited the
Thanks for a wonderful day ladies! I look forward to continue reading your blogs.