News with a capital N: I’m moving to Istanbul

This blog has been quiet for a few weeks while I’ve awaited updates on some big news: I’m moving to Istanbul, Turkey, as of next month. As readers may or may not know, my husband (known as H. as in husband) is a consultant with a Big Company. Big Company has a new client in Istanbul and he’s moving over for 5 months or so to work on the project. After he went to Japan last year for 4 weeks 3 months, I decided this time I was going along to experience expat life in a foreign city, after 12+ years in New York.

What am I going to do in Istanbul? I will remain with my PR agency working remotely, continuing media relations and reveling in my new role as social media curator (see our Facebook and forthcoming blog). Hopefully I’ll also meet with some potential new clients in Turkey and most certainly blog about my experience like it’s going out of style. One of the first things I did when I heard this potential news weeks ago was look up direct flights from Istanbul and began dreaming of weekend trips to Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, etc.

At this point, that’s all I know, though I hope in the coming weeks, I can develop more details and some sort of FAQ. And start learning some Turkish. Have connections in Turkey? Want to come visit? By all means, let me know.

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6 responses to “News with a capital N: I’m moving to Istanbul

  1. congrats meg. Istanbul is a great city.

  2. What fabulous news! Yes, I have a friend in Istanbul, an incredible mosaic artist. I’ll send you his contact info.

  3. Istanbul?! How cool is that? Congratulations!

    I’ll be settling for a new Turkish restaurant that just moved into my neighborhood in L.A….please enjoy the real thing for me!

  4. Congratulations, Meg! This sounds so exciting! If you make it to Beirut, there’s someone you must meet! Let me know before you go if you do. I’ll be eagerly reading what you’re up to on all of your adventures!

  5. WOW! So exciting! When do you leave? One of my best friends is in Istanbul, been there since last May – I think she leaves at the end of April. If she’s still there when you arrive I will most definitely put you in touch for coffee/drinks/what-have-you.

    Oh, one sad note: I’ll be in NYC in late April, and (I presume) you’ll be gone…

  6. Congratulations! I’ve been writing about my experience living in Turkey as an expat for almost 3 years now. Look forward to reading your new blog!

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