Where AIM is the instant messaging service of choice at home, here MSN rules.
Turkish sports news is focused on futbol, futbol, futbol; the rivalry between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce fans is as lengendary here as bad blood between the Sox and Yankees is at home. But the surprising second-place? Turks love the NBA.
The KFC and Burger King just off-campus deliver - on small motorbikes.
One of my roommates, Can, advises me not to walk on campus at night. The feral dogs travel in packs, he says, and recounts a harrowing experience of his own.