Like many of Arlene's best decisions living in Istanbul was not very well thought out. She applied for a teaching job in Turkey, on a rainy day back in Ireland and a week later she was on a plane. Five years later she is still here teaching young children and knows more about Minions and Minecraft than she could ever wish. She still loves to travel though but is usually a bit more oragnised about it these days. Her favourite travel destinations (outside Turkey) include Iran, Bolivia, Mongolia and Korea where she used to live. She still hasn't made it to Ankara though! When not making travel wish lists she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and if feeling energetic, battling her way though Turkish grammar.