Kevin Revolinski spends a year teaching English in Turkey where he writes of his experiences. Employed by a private school located in Ankara he melodically tells of his first experience as a teacher, tries to manage classroom discipline, learns a foreign language, stabs at flirting with the opposite sex, travels throughout Turkey describing the locations vividly and introduces us to the many friendships made throughout his time abroad. Revolinski's style is funny, honest and affirms the fact Turkey is a must see country. He describes the people, culture and religion in such a way you feel as if you have made the year long grand tour of Turkey right by his side.
Turkey has always been a destination on my must see list and The Yogurt Man Cometh makes me want to jump on a plane and experience the warmth of the people and this country steeped in history immediately. More than a travelogue this is more like reading your best friends travel diary only better. A geographic and cultural read worth your attention.
Loved the book! The author taught English at a school in Ankara Turkey for a year. He really tried to be part on the community and did a far amount of traveling. Good insights into the country. I can't wait to go!
Strikes exactly the right balance between giving the highlights of his year in Turkey, without getting bogged down, yet manages to touch on several serious issues (religion, women, etc.). Definitely recommended.