Adana Oktoberfest – A Recap

Traditionally Dressed Bavarian Women of Adana

We had a wonderful time last night at the Adana Oktoberfest.  Me, Rana and the kids went out to the event hosted by the German/Turkish Partnership Society and were really entertained by the event. They had converted the outdoor seating area at Aqualand Tennis Club into a German beer garden where there was traditional Bavarian … Continue reading

Apparel in Turkey – Why Context matters

arsuz beach

How to Dress in Turkey – Why Context matters I want to share a quick story before sharing my suggestions for how to dress for travel in Turkey. On June 17, my wife, kids and I relocated to the summer beach town of Arsuz.  On that day the high temperature in Adana and Arsuz was … Continue reading

How to Blend in when traveling in Turkey

my family in turkey

How to Blend in when traveling in Turkey A good friend of mine is moving to the Adana area to teach at Cag University in the fall.  In thinking about his arrival, I thought it might be good to write an open letter to travelers in Turkey about how to dress in Turkey.  I come … Continue reading

Working in Turkey as a Foreigner

I received a great question from a reader a couple weeks ago, and thought it’d be good to answer it here.  I hope my answer isn’t too discouraging. I was just wondering if you think Adana Turkey is a good place for an American to move for employment. Are there many opportunities for Americans or … Continue reading

Mado Photos

We decided to take my own advice yesterday and cool off at Mado with some Turkish Ice Cream (Dondurma).  Check out my recent 52 Things to do in Adana post if you didn’t see it about Having Ice Cream at Mado if you didn’t see it on Saturday. This was a great way to spend … Continue reading

Get Ice Cream at Mado – 52 Things to do in Adana

Go out for Ice Cream at Mado 52 Things to do in Adana –  Every week I attempt to answer the question “what is there to do in Adana?” with my series 52 Things to do in Adana. If you haven’t been to a Mado cafe in Adana, you’re really missing out.  Mado is one … Continue reading

Eat Adana Kebap – 52 Things to do in Adana

Eat Adana Kebap 52 Things to do in Adana –  Every week I attempt to answer the question “what is there to do in Adana?” with my series 52 Things to do in Adana. It’s a shame that I’ve written 10 52 Things to do in Adana articles, but I’ve failed as of yet to … Continue reading

Go to Ataturk Parkı

Go to Ataturk Park 52 Things to do in Adana –  Every week I attempt to answer the question “what is there to do in Adana?” with my blog series 52 Things to do in Adana. Ataturk Park is a beautifully landscaped park in the center of Adana’s Gazipaşa district.  This is a wonderful place … Continue reading

Sweet Red Pepper Salad

Sweet Red Pepper Salad This week’s Made in Adana Recipe is another easy, healthy dish, that could really impress.  It’s called Sweet Red Pepper Salad  and is from page 144 of the “I Need Help in Turkey Cookbook”. I don’t know what it is about red peppers.  In America, it always seems that red bell … Continue reading

Figs in Turkey

Figs in Turkey What do you know about Figs?  Growing up in the Midwest United States, I don’t ever remember seeing a fig before coming to Turkey.  I still remember the first time I ate a fig.  A friend had offered to take me and my American buddies to his home town of Gaziantep, a … Continue reading