Written By:

Current Rock of Residence:

Virgin Gorda, BVI

Island Girl Since:

2012

Originally Hails From:

Bursa, Turkey

Growing up in Turkey, Ice always dreamed of moving to the US and enjoying all of the conveniences that American life entails. She relished her years in the states and was slightly disappointed when her husband’s job transferred them to the islands. Though she wasn’t a fan of the slower paced lifestyle in the beginning, she’s grown to appreciate her little rock for the simple joys it brings to her life – though she still misses Starbuck’s in the most desperate of ways. She spends her days cooking, writing, and driving around the island in circles in search of the ever-elusive portobello mushrooms for her food blog, Foolproof Living.

 

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