About

All about my experiences living in Istanbul, Turkey. I am Irish and my partner is Turkish. I hope to help others who are in a similar situation because I remember when I used to do google searches for information on Turkish culture and there was never enough information based on personal experiences. I also love to write so this is a great way to express my thoughts. I hope to touch on the issues of culture difference and culture shock as these are issues definitely you will face if you are in a similar situation.

Gelin is a turkish word which comes from the verb ‘gelmek’ (to come). In the past a new bride would come to her husbands home to live. While brides now tend to live in their separate accomodation with their husband, Turkish culture has a very close family connection and a bride is still viewed as being part of the family.

Another hobby of mine that is complimentary to my gelin desires is craftwork 🙂 I love quilting, sewing and crochet. I hope to share some of my work which has been influenced by Turkish culture too.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. It’s not easy getting acclimatised – but worth the effort. Well done for taking the time and trouble to write a blog about your experiences. I’m sure others in a similar situation will appreciate reading and knowing they are not alone.

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  2. Hi! Thanks for liking my post! I’m still working on my blog so pleaae be on the look out for me haha! you have a great blog by the way! I do hope you’d so a lot more of craftwork posts. More power to you 🙂

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