I am Barbara J. Isenberg, writer, expatriate, wife, cat-lover and traveller. I hightailed it out of my central Pennsylvania hometown when I was 16 to travel to Turkey for the first time and fell in love with this crazy country I now call home.
Eight years, a high school diploma, a university degree, a marriage, two jobs, a cross-country move, another cross-country move and two cats later, I came back to Istanbul with my husband in August 2007.
I convinced Jeff (that’s the husband) to move to Istanbul sight unseen. Jeff and I applied for jobs in Istanbul, and he got one first. I quit my job at the newspaper, sold nearly everything we owned and visited the vet countless times to prepare our cats for life abroad. And then I bought two one-way tickets to Istanbul.
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