Turkish Life Cafe

View from Bodrum Castle

View from Bodrum Castle

Welcome to my blog, my name is Kerry Arslan and in 2005 I started coming to Turkey on holiday.  The first place I ever visited was the beautiful town of Turgutreis, Bodrum.  I loved the town, the people and country and returned the following year for another holiday.  That year I met the man who would later become my husband.  I continued to holiday in Turgutreis and visit my husband. In the winter we would holiday in Istanbul and in the summer we would stay on the Bodrum Peninsula and travel to my Husbands home of Dikili, Izmir.

In 2009 I married my Husband and in 2010 I moved to Turkey to start our life together, then in 2011 we welcomed our son into the world.  Little did I know back in 2005 that, that holiday would be the changing of my life, meeting my partner, starting our family and Living in Turkey.  It has been an exciting journey and long may it continue.

I decided to start my blog to keep my family and friends up to date on my life here and to share with others all I learned along the way and my experiences of life here in Turkey.  I learned a lot from other blogs and forums on Turkey and about coming to live here and I felt it was only fair that I gave back and help those who are starting out on their journey to live in Turkey or for those who just want to learn more about this lovely country.

Over the past few years I started TurkishCoooking.biz and a Learn Turkish Section.  In recent months I have brought together my 3 blogs to create one website Turkish Life Cafe.  My blogs have grown over the years from just being a housewife blogging about her life to an overall view of life here in Turkey and all the things you need to know.

Through writing my blogs I have met some wonderful people and fellow bloggers who you can check out on the blog round up.

Turkish life Cafe is still a blog about me and my life, but I also want it to be somewhere people can come and tell their stories and share their knowledge of Turkey and life here.  You can get involved by commenting on articles, liking the facebook page or If you would like to write an article for the blog I would love to hear from you contact me here.

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Kerry Arslan
Turkish Life Cafe