Goodbyes

This past week and the weekend before I said my goodbyes… It was a lot more difficult than I thought. I guess spending the whole summer back home after so many years allowed me to feel emotional towards a place again. I also got to reunite with all of my friends so obviously it was…

The Musician

Taylan (the musician friend I mentioned in my second post) came to Ankara for the weekend and we ended up spending most of it together. I describe him as a movie character…Since the first day we met, this happy man with dark skin, wavy dark hair and a beautiful smile has been making me smile…

İSTANBUL

Turkey is a beautiful country, but İstanbul as a city has its own beauty. I had already made plans to visit İstanbul this summer, but then some changes happened and I thought that I wouldn’t have any time to. Then, my sweet family surprised me with a three-day trip, which ended up being wonderful. On…

Is This The Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

In my last post, I had mentioned that I would be going to an art camp with my sister for a week. We did go and boy, was it something… The camp is in Kayaköy, Fethiye, in the South of Turkey. In the summertime, they prepare weekly programs where each day is filled with an…

The Last Month

Hello everyone! My name is Derya İdil Botsalı, I am from Ankara, Turkey, I am 20 years old, and I am about to begin my junior year of college in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was lucky enough to be born into a life full of ‘studying abroad’ as a third culture kid (TCK). Third culture kids…