Category Archives: Turkish destinations

The puppets celebrate a wedding on the Georgian border


The Karagöz puppets are all a-twitter about the upcoming Valentine’s day celebration.  Between valentine-making parties and the preparation of sweets, you can imagine that they haven’t been thinking much about blogging. So this morning, I asked them to tell me … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets have a psychotic experience in Bursa


Recently, I went to visit the puppets while they were on sabbatical in Turkey. We met up in Istanbul and took in some sightseeing in Safranbolu before heading to their point of origin – Bursa. As you may know, Karagöz … Continue reading

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A fındık (hazelnut) fiesta in Güneşliköyü


Recently, the puppets joined me on a trip with the Archers of Okçular. Clinging onto the backseat, the puppets didn’t complain as we wound our way through the mountains of the northeastern Black Sea region near the Georgian border. M’Lady was … Continue reading

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