Episode032: When famous people sing Happy Birthday to you

Welcome back! This is part 2 of our Q&A! We answer some MORE of your questions! Again, thanks to all of those who contributed to our Q&A episode. We will continue to answer 1 or 2 questions throughout future episodes. So, please continue to send us your questions!


Also, at the beginning of this episode we talk about how Catie spent her birthday. Jason gifted a conference to her as her birthday gift. On Monday, we both headed up to Istanbul for the INFLOW Travel Summit and headed back to Izmir on Thursday! We completely forgot to chat about Easter, so be on the lookout for that next episode!

Enjoy the Q&A time!
Highlighted questions in this episode:

On another episode, you described your Starbucks mug collection. Do you get a drink while there (or just buy the mug) and if so, what is your “go-to” Starbucks drink?

What is your favorite InstaPot recipe?

How long do it take to get mail from states?

What do you miss most about living in the States?

What is the biggest Turkish holiday and how is it celebrated?

What is the structure of school in Turkey? Typical Turkish elementary school day: what does that look like? How many hours do students go to school? Are there state run and privately run schools? To add to that: at what age do students graduate? Is everyone on the same “track” or are there differences in university or vocational tracks?

How is living in Turkey knowing you’ve given yourself at least a three-year timeframe different than living there for a shorter period before? Like having a longer-term mindset as opposed to a shorter-term mindset.

Are your TV shows in Turkish?

Mentioned links:
INFLOW Travel Summit 

Swiss Otel – The Bosphorus

Few of the fun online influencers I met:
Speakers and Influencers

– Jennifer Tuffen / Izkiz

– Anton&Rache Diaz / Our Awesome Planet

– Kach & Jonathan Howe / Two Monkeys Travel Group

– Alex Chacon / The Modern Motorcyle Diaries

– Duygu Şar & Bilgehan Çelik / Biz Evde Yokuz

– Harjinder Singh Kukreja / HarjinderSinghKukreja


InstaPot Red Beans Recipe

Education in Turkey


Questions for the listeners:

  • Any questions we need to clarify from our Q&A?
  • What other questions do you have about our expat life?
  • What was your week like?

Recent Blog Post:

First Annual Izmir Chocolate Festival

April 23 Children’s Day “Çocuk Bayramı”

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in future episode!

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