Tag Archives: Northern Cyprus

Westward Ho!: Of scorched earth and strawberries in Yeşilırmak


As you may have seen from our last post, we’ve been eating our way across Cyprus. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to find an amazing restaurant run by a Turkish Cypriot re-patriot named Mustafa. Çiftlik evi was phenomenal and both … Continue reading

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Çiftlik Evi: Mercan Bey & M. Sniff Out Delicious Food (Yet Again)


As you may have learned over the years here at Slowly-by-Slowly, one of the  Ottoman-era puppets who inhabits my brain (with the goal of assisting me in my cross-cultural marital road trip) is Mercan Bey ( that’s “Mehr-jahn”), the Arabian … Continue reading

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Turkey for Thanksgiving – or – Dinner with Donkeys in Dipkarpaz


I had to make the joke. Karagöz the trickster puppet – and fan of bad jokes – has been bugging me for weeks to do so.  “If you are really going to make the trek to Cyprus for Thanksgiving, you’d … Continue reading

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