i pretty much missed the chess olympics which ended a few days ago. now im listening to the videoed matches... while translating. work work work!
and i need to get my laptop ready for the trip so i can work while on the road. cant wait to eat bulgarian pork... i also contacted friends and acquaintances in bulgaria for tips, i think we are all set.
the fall is going to be crazy busy, we have friends from finland visiting like every week... turkish airlines has flights really cheap (around 185e) right so maybe that is motivating even the first timers to turkey. i hope i dont get too stressed with people hanging around constantly... anyway im always happy to show friends around, reminds me of the things i love here.
women demonstrating. the demonstration was about the women ISIS have captured in Iraq.
a friend is moving out of the country in a year and while visiting her, she prompted me to go through her extensive book collection and pick anything. i found these two interesting enough; Gloria Steinem: Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions - good old feminist basics. and An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison.