The winter months in Turkey have been very kind to me. The fine dining, copious amounts of beer and my desk job have all combined to bless me with a spare tyre and a couple of extra chins. I don’t need people to tell me that I have put weight on. There are six pairs of trousers sitting in my wardrobe that I cannot pull over my hips. The English ex-pats have been diplomatic to me. They remember our culture background that is rude to discuss a … [Read more...]
Life in Turkey
This section is my Random Thoughts category. It includes readers questions, hints and tips about travel, blog information and my personal thoughts about my life in Turkey. Basically, anything goes!
All over Turkey are evident signs that summer is coming. For me, this is a welcome relief because for the last five months I have taken to wearing two jumpers and walking around like the Antarctic Circle landed in my living room. The signs of summer have put a huge smile on my face and with this in mind; I have put together a little guide of what you can expect from the weather of Turkey. Disclaimer – The weather report below is based on my own … [Read more...]
Expats here often compare crime in Turkey with that of the UK. I have heard the following comments more than once… “The Turkish police would not put up with that nonsense” “I can tell you now that the Turkish police would beat the s*** out of them” Now it would be a mistake to think that crime does not happen here in Turkey because it does. Occasionally, peaceful demonstrations in large cities get out of hand and there are many occasions when … [Read more...]