I had been thinking of making a thread about this same thing.
I wish I could immerse myself into the culture as much as many here have been able to. Course I know that comes with actually living there for a time. With my Türk sweety having been in my life for about a year now, it feels like my life in US isn't what I want. Of course, I know I should keep taking it slow even if part of me would so love to start a new life with him there.
But I have kind of been able to become a little Türk. Well, as much as I am able to in a state/city that has hardly any Turkish population
But I have Turkish tea with him every night that we chat on msn, and I even got Turkish glasses for it. (the ones in my previous avatar, but those don't look authentic) I also did find a Turkish restaurant fairly close by and have gone there occasionally. But its a small "Mom and Pop" type place so not much business. The food is great and the man that owns the place is from Turkey. He is very kind and gave me a little impromptu Turkish lesson last time I was there. But Ive not been back there in a while.
Thats about as Turkish as I can get right now. But one day, whatever is meant to happen, will happen right?
edit: Garip..I thought I changed my avatar but it still shows the old one