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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Frugal Istanbul

I had been contemplating about setting up a blog in English for a long time. This sure is a tough job for someone whose native language is not English.

I already have a blog in Turkish and write some articles for another as a guest writer.

Anyway, now that I have ample time due to quitting my job recently, I decided to take a shot at this.

I know it sounds not only stupid but also very un-frugal to quit one’s job given the worldwide economic crisis but, there is only so much stress I was willing to take. The level of stress was so high that, I started having nightmares, my weight and my blood pressure went completely out of whack. I decided to quit and devote all my time to taking care of myself and looking for a new job.

I have been living in İstanbul since August 2000 but, there are many places I haven’t been to yet. Now that I do not have a car anymore (I had been using a company car), I will go around İstanbul like a tourist and share the experience. I will of course make frugal choices and set a grugal example for all who would like to see İstanbul on a budget.

This blog will not only be about frugally touring Istanbul though. I have many other things in mind to share so, we will see how this blog will take shape. I am also on a quest to lose weight and get healthy. This will also be a subject I would like to share here.

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