Teaching – or whatever – in Turkey

Dan Eldridge who publishes
Young Pioneers, has got
this piece in
Transitions Abroad this month about how to find a job in Turkey. Lots of sensible advice, although he does confess one
sad truth that some who want to go there might find a downer:

In Istanbul, teaching is only one way a backpacker can make money. Our friend Meghan found well-paying work as a
nanny, simply by being social and asking around in the backpacker ghetto, where nearly all the locals speak English.
Another friend found work at a tourists’ pub. The job came with all the free beer she could drink, not to mention a
free room above the bar.

Free drinks aren’t so bad, but hard to live on.