Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Preparing to go...

A couple of months before Go Time... it's difficult to know exactly how to prepare. No two people are the same, I'm sure... and it kills me that I'm not able to bring my bike, at least not at first. It looks like Turkey isn't the greatest place for cycling - maybe I'll find another sport.

As for what to bring, I've started buying little things... like a little computer.

I just don't want to get bogged down in decisions about what to bring and what to leave, so I'm prepared to make some deep, painful cuts - starting with my bicycle. When I moved from Japan back to the U.S., I brought a ton of useless junk that I never looked at again, and it cost hundreds of dollars. This time it's going to be bare essentials only.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

And the winner is....


It looks like I'll be moving to Izmir.

Why Izmir? Well, it's sunny, and there is a very good school there that will pay me real money to work.

...and maybe there'll be a good bread shop around. I love Turkish bread.