Living on Incirlik is like being in the movie The Truman Show. It’s very surreal. You’re in the middle of a Muslim country that seems very third world in this area but on base it’s a little fake American city. Except its not like the city evolved naturally like a normal city. Actually, one big planner designed the city, owns the whole thing, and put it all there in the middle of the desert. Library, bowling alley, pool, arts and crafts, home store, grocery store, you name it. Even mini golf. It’s kind of hard to explain but just kind of weird and surreal.
Anyway, it’s still a small town and the base pool is a pretty big deal. We go almost every day and see lots of people we know. Evan had his first swim lesson there today and loved it!