Episode039 FunkTravels Podcast

Episode039: When you attend a ballet in a 2,000-year-old theater

Welcome back to Episode039 and happy Fall! Our 2-year visa applications are in the works! We are hoping that all of it should be processed and our new visas will be in our hands in the next month! Please be thinking about us in this in-between time and for approval. Currently, we are in limbo between our currently expired visas and the new ones coming in… which is never fun.

In Episode039, we are back to sharing about our expat life. That means several updates about daily life, getting back into a routine during our 2nd year, learning to love each other better in the midst of change and in a different culture, and a weekend getaway to explore the nearby 2,000-year-old ancient city.


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Mentioned links:

Visas – What all do we have to do?

  • In the news… Thankfully this does NOT affect our longterm visa application.

Ballet at the Ephesus Ancient Theater – Check out some pictures at this post.

Ephesus in the Bible

Ayasoluk Hotel and Restaurant in Selcuk

House of the Virgin Mary

Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

Basilica of St. John

Car Rentals and our *ahem* many accidents…

Intentional Conversation Episode

Date Night to the Suat Taşer Bostanlı Open Air Theater


Questions for the listeners:

  • Are you an expat living overseas? Where do you live?
  • What does your daily life look like? How did you adjust to going back ‘home?
  • Have you ever had to reprioritize your marriage to be more intentional with one another?

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

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Recent Posts:

TURKEY: Selçuk’s Ayasoluk Hotel and Restaurant

EVENTS: 2016 Izmir Coffee Festival

EVENTS: Ballet at the Ancient Theater of Ephesus

Current Series: 

EXPAT: Going Home Series – 6 part series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both sides of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

GOING HOME SERIES: 10 thoughtful questions to ask your returning expat

GOING HOME SERIES: 8 ways you can bless your returning expats

GOING HOME SERIES: Expats, 5 ways you can help those back ‘home’ understand you better

Stay tuned for upcoming articles:

EVENTS: 2017 Izmir Coffee Festival

TRAVEL: Why you should use Local Guddy next time you travel


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