Saturday, May 9, 2015

Living in Bursa, Teaching English & Handmade Scarves!

Hello Internet Browsers!

It's time for a little update on the Turkish Trekker blog. First of all, I'd like to say thank you for all the comments and and messages I've received from readers over the years. If my blog helps just one person, I consider it a success!

What have I been up to? Well, after a short leave from teaching English, I've returned to my 'roots' as an English teacher--you just can't beat the time off. Summer break is just around the corner and we're busy planning on yearly escape to--somewhere. I'm still living and working in Bursa, Turkey and still having a blast. And no, there is no war in this part of the country.

My wife, Duygu, has been busy with her online Etsy shop. Duygu and her mom are designing and making hand-made scarves and selling them online: If you'd like to support our family by purchasing a scarf or other hand-made item, we'd surely appreciate it!

In the mean time, if you have any other questions about Turkey or any city in the country, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out! :D

Until next time.....


  1. Hi I am planning to move in Bursa after a year or two with my Turkish husband. I am a filipina, I read from your blog that you got some fillipino friends. It is very hard to adjust there because my husband family and friends cannot even speak even basic English.

    1. Hi Glenda,

      Since your spouse in Turkish, I'm sure he'll be able to find friends...maybe from work or family in the area. Check out the multiple Facebook groups to connect with people. Go to Facebook and search Bursa and have a look at all the groups that come up.

      If your husband wants to interact with the foreigners living in Bursa, it would certainly help if he spoke some English. Since he's Turkish, I am sure he will get on just fine :)

  2. Hi Matt! I moved to Bursa from Los Angeles in June. I haven't been able to connect with anyone who speaks English and I was wondering if you know of any groups or organizations here for people like me who want to make friends but don't speak Turkish?