Tag Archives: Dardanelles

The Karagöz puppets recover from Bayram Driving madness


    Let me sit down here, have a glass of herbal “island” tea, catch my breath and tell you of the events of the last few days leading up to today’s Bayram (holiday in Turkish). I’m the sole human (or puppet) standing, … Continue reading

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The will o’ the wisp and the Ottoman seal make a comeback in Turkey


The puppets are all snowed in thanks to Blizzard Juno…and in order to stave off cabin fever, Karagöz led the charge to find some good reading in our vintage book collection.  Hacivad Bey, our resident history buff, came across my … Continue reading

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From polar vortex to peynir helvası: The puppets dream of Eceabat


As the curls of cold make their way under the doors in through the window cracks, I curse the polar vortex. Kenne, the puppet known as the queen of manners and maintenance of ladylike behavior puppet, tells me not to … Continue reading

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