About me & my blog…

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  • Who am I?

I’m a Turkish lady married to a German and living in Belgrade. I spent the first 31 years of my life in Istanbul until I thought it was the correct time to get married with the man I fell in love just at the very first time he came into my office… -don’t worry, you’ll find the whole story on my blog-.

So let’s go back to who I am…After the change on my marital status on 7.4.11 -of course a specially selected date although it had no link at all with anything in our relationship-, we still had to live in different countries -me in Turkey to finish my studies in the university, my husband in Serbia to continue working for his current assignment- for another 3 months and then I finally moved here in the middle of last July…

I haven’t been working since I came here, but thinking about the last 15 years of my life; I had nearly no time for anything out of my job…I worked in international hotels gaining experience especially in HR and Training. My husband is also a hotelier but totally in a different area, he’s a Pastry Chef! -yes, I can hear you ladies, I know I’m one of those lucky ones!- We’re living in the hotel which has some disadvantages as well as its huge benefits… -I’ll mention about “living in a hotel topic” on my blog later on, so keep reading!-

You’ll find much more about me and my life here on my “diary of an expat wife”…

  • Why did I create this blog?

I may give you a list of reasons for this question, but first of all, I have all the time to do it! I couldn’t succeed making good friends here after my move, all close friends are living in Istanbul, my husband is working for quite long hours, we don’t have a child, and as I’ve mentioned we’re living in a hotel…Which mean; there’s not many people asking me or that I ask to do something with them, so there’s not a person existing that I can share the things during the day time until my husband arrives home… Of course that I chat, skype,e-mail with my parents and friends but you know what I mean, don’t you?

There’s also not much to do in the “housework” department of my life except shopping for beverages and some homescent stuff, cleaning our aquariums, washing our coffee cups and looking after my flowers… As you can imagine, most of my time is passing by producing nothing and this is absolutely not me! So I decided in the city center today while I was sitting in a small cafe/restaurant and waiting for my gnocchi -actually I should have mentioned that gnocchi with a different word as it’s so special for me, I even still haven’t shared the name of that cafe where I eat the gnocchi of my life with my husband! But don’t worry you’ll find the gnocchi topic on my blog as well!-, and feeling my wet trousers on my legs due to the heavy rain in Belgrade…

I had once thought and searched some information about creating a blog for business purposes but as it didn’t work well with one of my closest friends whom I was planning to be business partners, the blog story had also been forgotten. Today in the cafe asking myself what I was busy with for the last 7 months and finding funny answers to my question, I thought I could write, share and also learn via this blog and it may even help me to be more active in my life instead of closing myself all day long in the house to the rest of the world… I am not a technology vampire but I always tried to get the benefits of it as an end-user, I always enjoyed reading or watching real life stories, I visited a lot of web-sites and blogs where I could get information about some places, restaurants, hotels, hot spots, etc.

So putting all these together, I am now even more sure that this blog will make me feel satisfied if I can manage to do the things that are on my mind for it…

  • What can you find on this blog?

I’m planning it as a diary; maybe not a daily one but an honest, direct one which you may like only to read it as a real life story of an expat wife, or to find some information, suggestions, opinions, and many others…I’ll try my best to give you a good content which worths reading!

Enjoy it as much as I do!

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7 thoughts on “About me & my blog…

  1. Hey there! thanks for coming by our travel photoblog and checking it out! Much appreciated! You’ve got a beautiful blog over here… love the layout! 😮 Good to know more expats out there… and your writing style is pretty captivating…

    Please feel free to browse around, as you wish, I’m also an amateur, and passionate photographer, and so is the husband, imagine!

    Warm wishes for a successful year of 2012. Greetings from Brazil, from http://3rdculturechildren.com

    • Although it might be night time for you in Brazil now, thanks a lot for your motivating words! Great content you have over there! Let’s keep in touch, who knows the world is so small!!! Wishing you a great year ahead!

  2. Hi, I’m also an Expat Wife and have been for 20 years(!). At times I’ve had the same issues as yourself so know how it feels. Good luck with the blog, I would have loved to have documented my travels years ago had the technology been there! Cath.

  3. Dear diaryofanexpatwife,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Belgrade, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,
    Joyce

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