Rachel Cotterill

Rachel is studying for her PhD in computational sociolinguistics, and writes a vegetarian food and travel blog as she slowly eats her way around the world. The amazing cuisine is only part of the reason she's learning Turkish - honest! You can also find her on Google+

Posts by: Rachel Cotterill

My Turkish #milestones in 2013

My Turkish #milestones in 2013

2013 was the year I started studying Turkish. I knew I’d be visiting a couple of times, and not just sticking to tourist hotspots, so I wanted to at least be able to find my way around… and order food. I wouldn’t say I achieved all my language goals, but I did make a good start, which I’m hoping to build on in 2014.

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Learn more about Turkish food

Learn more about Turkish food

It’s no secret that I love my food. Making it, eating it, even just thinking about it: it’s all good. As a near-lifelong vegetarian, I can’t just point randomly at the menu in a foreign country, so foodie vocabulary is a high priority for me when learning a new language.

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Reasons for Learning Turkish

Reasons for Learning Turkish

Merhaba! My name is Rachel, and I’m just setting out to learn Turkish. I’m no sun-seeker. I burn easily and get dehydrated, so I usually pick cooler destinations for my holidays: places like Iceland and Sweden, Russia and Greenland. Going south just seems weird. And then my dad bought a house in Turkey.

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