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welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week we pick a topic and a handful of blogs that do a great job of contributing to the conversation. Do you have a blog that deserves to be recognized? Tweet our editors at @BeyondBylines. I couldn't help but play the pun here. I've never been to Turkey, but represented […]

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Blogs from Turkey We Love - mediablog.prnewswire.com

I couldn't help but play the pun here.

I've never been to Turkey, but represented the country at Model UN for Dulaney High School about 15 years ago.

If you're in the mood to travel and want to explore another country - even if it's only virtually - check out these blogs for some great articles on Turkey.

This blog chronicles the trip of Transylvanian expat Mihaela Dragan who moved to the capital, Instanbul in 2015.

The blog covers her travels through Europe and the photography of her expeditions, but she has also devoted an entire section to what she has learned in her five years of living in Turkey and the experiences she has had. as an expatriate.

Posts I liked: Istanbul Airport - Complete Guide and COVID-19 Safety; and Explore Balat - Istanbul's most colorful district.

To follow @MissDragan on Twitter.

Screenshot by @mihaela ._.  Dragan on Instagram

Credit: @mihaela ._. Dragan on Instagram

Natalie Lee-Anne is a freelance writer who focuses on promoting Turkey's beautiful landscapes and tourist regions. Her blog has tons of information on different tourist destinations and could easily function as an itinerary, with subsections for history, culture, and food.

Natalie also has a little article on save money in turkey, which as a poor budget, is fantastic for someone like me.

Blogs that I loved: 4 documentaries about Istanbul to watch; and About Turkish tea: Turkey's national drink.

To follow @turkishtravel on Twitter.

This blog is similar to Have Some Color in many ways. It is run by Katie, an expat who has moved to Turkey, and it focuses on the different experiences she has there while sprinkling her travels across Europe and the Balkans.

I really like the personality and descriptions behind Katie's personal essays. They make you feel like you are with her.

Posts I enjoyed: Pandemic summer; and Shooting (an exhibition).

To follow @KatrinkaSasha on Twitter.

screenshot of @katrinkasasha on Instagram

Credit: @katrinkasasha on Instagram

This blog differs from the other three, and that's what attracted me. Founded by expat Claudia Turgut and now officially maintained by editor Lulu Witt, the blog focuses on Turkish cuisine and other miscellaneous recipes.

The blog offers easy-to-navigate tabs for the different dinner dishes (like soups and entrees). In my opinion, each article feels like an adventure in a little cookbook.

My favorite articles: Chocolate and pear tart; and Drying eggplants - Preparation for winter.

To follow @ASeasonalCookinTurkey on Facebook.

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