Karen

My blogs

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Introduction I'm an American expatriate bursting with enthusiasm to GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE OUR GLOBE! Here's what the Wall Street Journal said about my blog: "EMPTY NEST EXPAT saw her youngest daughter leaving for college as the opening of a window of opportunity to see the world—one that might only last for a decade or so before her kids start their own families. Parents looking for inspiration to help them see their empty nest as a ticket to pursue new dreams would do well to start here...Her blog makes a fun read for anyone looking for reassurance that change can be a wonderful thing..." The London Telegraph said "Empty Nest Expat is one of the top places to go for expat advice and resources." Daily Sabah newspaper in Istanbul named 'Empty Nest Expat' an Ultimate Expat Blog in Turkey! All contents(c)2014
Interests architecture, art, ballroom dancing, blues, book clubs, business, cooking, Czech Republic, current events, factory tours, feminism, having fun, hiking, history, Istanbul, jazz, jet packs, latin music, learning Turkish, Modernism, museums, Ottoman fashion, Ottomans, reading, rollerblading, parenting, public libraries, Prague, social media, suzanis, travel, Turkey, zeppelins
Favorite Movies Breakfast at Tiffany's, Casablanca, It's A Wonderful Life, The Best Years of our Lives, and anything else produced by Sam Goldwyn, American Beauty, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Good Night and Good Luck, The Gods Must Be Crazy, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Christmas Story, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, King Corn
Favorite Music Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Salsa
Favorite Books I Served the King of England, The Restoration of Order: The Normalization of Czechoslovakia, Europeana, The World is Flat, The Bridge on the Drina