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I’ve always loved to go and see new places since I was young, travelling around with my dad. I first travelled to Turkey in 2005 expecting to see deserts and camels with barely a clue of exactly where Turkey was on the map.  I visited the Mediterranean city of Antalya and absolutely fell in love with its beauty, its rich history, the local foods and the people. In 2007, an opportunity arose for me to come to Turkey to help some friends start up a tourism business. I love a business challenge and I jumped at the chance to be part of this start up and experience living overseas for a time and to top it off, I would be going back to Antalya.  So I packed my bags and left my home in Texas to come to Turkey.

After moving to Turkey, I met the man who would sweep me off my feet and make me the happiest girl in the world.  I didn’t plan to move to Turkey and marry a Turk, but that’s how it worked out. After we got married, a friend of ours told us that I am not just Texan and my husband is not just Turkish. We are part of both worlds now, intermingling our upbringings, cultures and languages. When people ask if we speak Turkish or English when we talk to each other, we tell them that we speak Turk-lish.  We like to laugh a lot and it always makes for some funny stories (after the fact) of miscommunications, what is “normal” for each of us and how we perceive the world. I hope you have as much fun reading about our journey as we do living it out.

I love Turkey. I love America. As I learn more about both places, I learn more about myself, my husband and the new culture we are building for our future together.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing my adventures in crossing cultures in marriage and community in Turkey and America as well as any other place I might turn up.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Nuran permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:14 pm

    Hi Dania,

    I really liked your posts! it’s wonderful.. Good job 😉
    Im from Egypt, and im also in love with Turkey 🙂 i would like to know more about it’s culture and learn it’s language.
    so i would be pleased if i have a contact with you, as u have alot of experiences about it. you can help me.
    do u have msn address?

    • April 14, 2011 7:01 pm

      Hi Nuran! Thank you for checking out my blog. I don’t have msn but you can follow me on Twitter @daniademirci or follow my blog and we can keep in touch. If you have specific questions about Turkey, feel free to fill out my contact form. Cheers!

      • Nuran permalink
        April 14, 2011 10:12 pm

        Thank you..
        mmm, i don’t have a twitter. But maybe i can add you from facebook if you don’t mind 🙂
        Ofcourse we can keep in touch here insallah.
        Wish you good luck..

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