Hello from Turkey - page 2

Hello Everyone! I am new to this site and only stumbled upon it doing some research but am now hooked! I am from Canada and my specialty is Pediatric Oncology. Right now I am living overseas in... Read More

  1. by   weetziebat
    hi and welcome to allnurses.

    turkey is probably my all time favorite country to visit, although have never been to ankara.

    hope to see more of you here :hatparty:
  2. by   Rachel2004RN
    Quote from Turkeynurse

    I am living in Ankara. I haven't been to Adana. The farthest south so far is Antayla. I have quite a few American friends who go to Incerlik. We love it here. The Turkish people are amazing. What Turkish food so you miss? I think that you would find lots of changes if you came back. You should come to visit sometime!
    Yes, the Turkish people are awesome! I Kept in touch with a few friends for a little while after we moved back here to the US, but eventually lost touch.
    Turkish food is sooooooooooo yummy! I have a couple of cookbooks and I have made a couple dishes myself...the eggplant/onion/tomato/olive oil dish, (Imam something or other, MMMMM), and Lamachun (tasted kinda-sorta the way I remember it). There is a Turkish restaurant in downtown Boston I've been to, the Istanbul Cafe, and I had Adana kebobs, something we ate quite frequently while living there. I wanted Sigara Borek but they were all out that night (darn!). I remember all the food vendors roaming the streets in downtown Adana...you could get ice cream (very different from American ice cream, kinda gummy), tea, sunflower seeds, bread, vegetables, etc at any time.
    I have so many memories of that place. You should visit Adana sometime. There are tons of historical things to see in the southern part of the country. I enjoyed school field trips to the old castles (Snake Castle was cool). I got the worst sunburn of my life snorkelling in the Mediterranean.
    When we were flying home to the US we stopped for a few days in Istanbul and I remember the huge bazaar. I'm sure I'd appreciate that more today. I never visited Ankara but heard it's nice.