In Spring of 2012, when I was living in Beijing, I decided I was SO done with Asia. So I set my sights on countries near Europe that were not part of the EU, the Middle East, and South America for my next job applications. It didn’t take me long to realize that I had my heart set on Istanbul. I was willing to do nearly anything to go there, and in the Fall my dreams came true, EXCEPT I ended up living on the Asian side of the city after all of my efforts to leave Asia! Click the link or the photo below to read more about my experiences there via my next article for the TEFL Barcelona blog.