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Kars Is Sweet With Balyolu

In my imagination, Kars is filled with snow.

Because, you see, Snow is full of Kars.

My favorite Orhan Pamuk novel is set in the Eastern Turkish city in the middle of a crippling snow storm, and for a long time my only knowledge of the place came from this novel. 466 more words


God Pities the Foreigner

I am a foreigner.

I was born and raised in the US, I immigrated to Turkey when I was 21 and I have since fallen in love with the country and stayed. 2,396 more words


BALYOLU IS BACK - Walking the World's Very First Honey Tasting Trekking Route

As the snow melts and the rain pours, I slosh around the Black Sea in my hiking boots in search of bees.

In search of bees… 446 more words


Don't Start With Why - The Advice I am Glad I Stopped Taking

It has been a year since we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign. A year since we pitched Balyolu and won awards at two business plan competitions, and a year since we began venturing out into the field. 1,239 more words


We're in Tblisi Searching for the World's Oldest Honey (Oh, and P.S., We need help)

Gamarjoba! We’re in Georgia, a country that feels tipsily young, energetic, inventive, and rebellious – an incredible feat considering that it’s one of the world’s oldest cultures and peoples (if you’ve met a Georgian before you know that Georgia boasts the world’s oldest wine as well as the oldest human remains outside of Africa). 146 more words


Honey, Forget the Condiment. Try the Experience.

There was enough time to wonder, what would have happened if I had never come. I would be sitting on my bed, my cat curled under my chin, the hum of her purr like a lawnmower for faeries. 1,769 more words