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Ten things that happen when you move abroad

Ten things that happen when you move abroad Pulling up roots and moving to a different country is a difficult experience to encapsulate in a few sound bites or sentences. It’s exciting, scary, hugely rewarding, sometimes frustrating, bewildering and exhilarating – often all at the same time. It’s different for everyone, of course; if you’re…

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Some Thoughts On Thomas Cook

Some Thoughts On Thomas Cook Although the signs had been there for some time, the collapse of Thomas Cook came as a bombshell to many – not least the holidaymakers caught overseas when the news finally broke. Headlines a few days before had indicated a contingency plan was already in place should the worst happen…

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Driving in Turkey. Kow the rules.

Talking Turkey – the rights and wrongs of the road

Talking Turkey – the rights and wrongs of the road We have a friend who has spent some time in an African country (which we will leave unnamed) who has told us many a story about the flexibility with which the local laws are sometimes applied. Apparently, what you do sometimes seems less important than…

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Can I Work In Turkey?

Can I Work In Turkey?   If you’re moving to Turkey, one thing you may be considering is getting a job. Perhaps you’d be interested in something to help with integration into the community you’ve chosen to settle in or perhaps to earn a little cash to cover the cost of life’s little luxuries. It’s by…

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The currency of the care package

The currency of the care package It’s easy to persuade yourself that, if you moved abroad, there’s little or nothing you’d particularly miss. Family and friends are perhaps an unspoken exception but then, hopefully, they’ll visit; there’s always Facetime or you can hop on a plane and be back in a few hours – a…

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What happens in Turkey during Eid?

What happens in Turkey during Eid? This weekend saw the beginning of the Eid festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan (Ramazan in Turkey) – a month which can be pretty punishing for a devout Muslim as the summer heat begins. Fasting during daylight hours can be demanding, particularly if you lead an active life. But other…

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Beautiful Kalkan, South West Turkey.

Moving abroad? Keep in touch …

Moving abroad? Keep in touch … If you’re of a certain age, you’ll probably remember a little about life before the internet or cell phones. We’ve probably all read the memes about drinking from hosepipes or playing out with friends all day but there are other differences which would also baffle the average Millennial. The…

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Pitfalls to avoid when moving abroad

Pitfalls to avoid when moving abroad Reasons for emigrating are many and varied. For example, at the moment, few would blame Brits for looking for an escape from the madness which is Brexit. However, more traditional reasons include a yearning for a fresh start or retirement somewhere in the sun, a quest for a better…

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