A friend from America came to visit me!
Well, that sounds rather dramatic- doesn’t it? Actually, she had moved to Turkey just short of a month before we did- in search of a job. Her parents being from Turkey, she has the great advantage of already speaking Turkish fairly well.
Anyway, that’s her back story to tell.
It was so nice having a fellow American in the house for a few days! We had a great time visiting the beach, shopping at the boardwalk, and exploring the Pazar!
However, this visit did make me realize that I need to work harder on my Turkish. While I thought I was getting better- she mowed me down with her amazing grasp of Turkish language, grammar, and cultural expressions (mashallah). Although she insistently told me that my Turkish is getting pretty good, I can’t help but feel like I am so far behind. I know I can do better, but I guess it’s something that takes time. We’ve only been here for a few weeks- after all.
I prepared many delicious foods with Anne while our guest was here, and I will be sharing a few recipes with you shortly!