Living Abroad: Something No One Told You

There is no secret that people have been leaving their hometowns and countries since the beginning of time. In the last decades, travelling and therefore leaving one’s country has become much easier and more affordable. That is why more and more people move abroad for different reasons. Most people that move abroad because they wantContinue reading “Living Abroad: Something No One Told You”

Week #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy

My next #breakfast destination is hidden between iş hans (office blocks) and bazaars in Karaköy. It’s not located where the most fashionable coffee shops in Tophane/Karaköy area are, but it’s on the other side of Karaköy, close to the Arab camii and just behind the Tünel entrance.   You might find some poetry hidden on yourContinue reading “Week #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy”

So you were from Slo….Russia??

Lake bled This post has nothing to do with Turkey, however when you are living abroad and meet people from all over the world, there is still one question that always pops up: SO WHERE ARE YOU FROM?? SLOVAKIA? So you speak Russian, let me introduce you to my Latvian friend, you are neighbours, right??Continue reading “So you were from Slo….Russia??”

Study in Turkey #2.1: Interview

Hi guys! Many of you asked me to write more about interview experience for Turkiye burslari /Turkey Scholarship. Here is a new post, dedicated only to interview questions. Please, write your comments to this post and share your interview experince. Don’t forget to write your country and level of studies. When I get enough comments,Continue reading “Study in Turkey #2.1: Interview”

Study in Turkey

Scholarship of the Republic of Turkey  UPDATE (FEBRUARY 2016) THE APPLICATIONS FOR 2016/2017 WILL START AT THE END OF FEBRUARY. In last years I benefited from different types of scholarship offered by Republic of Turkey. The Republic of Turkey every year offers different possibilities to obtain scholarship. All scholarship information can be obtained from theContinue reading “Study in Turkey”

Study in Turkey #3: How to get student residence permit?

 UPDATE AUGUST 2016 Hey guys! As every year (or even every few months) some changes are made regarding the residence permit procedures, I would like to advice you to check the web page of Göç Idaresi Müdürlüğü (Directorate of Migration Management), where you can get all the infomation.  Since the procedure of getting your residenceContinue reading “Study in Turkey #3: How to get student residence permit?”

Dark side of Turkey: growing (domestic) violence

Sun, beaches, pallaces, sultans, empire, princeses,, rich history, exotic land. The bridge between Europe and Asia. The capital of the world… all the words describe Turkey. Many tourist which visit Turkey every year really like this country, some even that much, that after a holiday here decide to stay in find a job in Turkey.Continue reading “Dark side of Turkey: growing (domestic) violence”

What I’ve learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 1

I’ve been living in Turkey for a bit more than one year. I’ve visited country for the first time in 2009 and since then I’ve been visiting it on a regular basis, until I moved here in September 2014. I know that it’s impossible to get to know this country (of 80 million people) likeContinue reading “What I’ve learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 1”

Poletni festivali in kocerti ♬ Summer festivals and concerts ♬

Nekaj festivalski idej za vse, ki boste poleti obiskali Istanbul. If you are visiting Istanbul this summer, here are some festivals you can visit!(The list will be updated). MAJ ♬ MAY ♬ MAYIS *Univerzitetni pomladni festivali* Universities’ spring festival* Bahar şenlikleri* Maj pravzaprav še ni poletni mesec (sploh pa ne letos, brrr!), ampak sem ga želela vključit,Continue reading “Poletni festivali in kocerti ♬ Summer festivals and concerts ♬”