June 19, 2011

Turning Lemons into Lemonade


I love İstanbul -- it’s an amazing city with so many sights and hidden treasures that the possible list of favorite things is endless. When one considers the architecture, history, art and the number of people from all over the world with whom I get to interact, I become even more enamored.

But when I get together with my expat friends, invariably the conversation will turn to the problems in İstanbul. As I listen to people talking, I am reminded that the problems they are talking about seem more to do with living in a big city rather than problems that can be attributed solely to Turkish customs or culture.

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