HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE WINNING AS AN EXPAT Ask those who have already done it, and you’ll probably be told that upping sticks and moving to a different country is one of the most exhilarating but scary things you can take on in life. If you’re considering doing the same, some friends and family will definitely call you brave, others perhaps stupid – but most seasoned expats will probably tell you they’re neither; they’re the same person they always were before – just in a different place. And it’s the place they’ve chosen to live which makes the difference. HOW.
MOVING ABROAD? MIND YOUR LANGUAGE… Just for a moment, imagine you work behind the counter in a shop or behind the bar in a pub and someone from another country comes in. They obviously want something and they spend a bit of time looking before turning to you and addressing you in a foreign language. There’s a good chance you’re not going to understand and you may say so – only for them to become increasingly impatient, repeating their question slowly and perhaps in a slightly louder voice. Of course, the language is still strange to you and, even spoken.
Is 2018 The Time To Get A Move On? Christmas and New Year tends to be a time when we take a moment to sit back and take stock of our lives. Of course we know having family round and enjoying a few glasses of mulled wine can lead to a little sentimentality – either about how things are right now or how they used to be; and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, as well as the inevitable nostalgia, it’s also a time when we look to the future and make promises to ourselves and, for some, that may.
HEALTHCARE IN TURKEY HEALTHCARE IN TURKEY – Living in the UK, we are often told how great our health service is and how lucky we are to live here and be benefiting from it. In many ways this is true, if you require genuine emergency care, once you manage to access a clinician, you will generally find their skills to be excellent and the care delivery should be expected to be derived from researched and proven treatment and care methods. It is very different from healthcare in Turkey. Other aspects of primary care, however, are often a different matter. Trying.
FIVE TIPS FOR A HAPPY NEW LIFE IN TURKEY If you’ve not lived abroad before, the prospect of emigrating is bound to be rather daunting to say the least. Holidays are one thing – but living in a country where the locals don’t speak your language, have a different culture and possibly even a different religion is not the same thing. Simply pointing and speaking a little louder might get you what you want to start with but, let’s face it, it’s not going to make you many friends. So, if you’re thinking of moving to Turkey, here are five.
THE RULES OF THE ROAD If you’re thinking of moving to Turkey – or have recently done so – then, for many, the next logical step is to consider how you’re going to get about once you’re installed in your new home in the sun. Many expats will tell you the Turkish public transport links are not that bad. Compared to the UK and many other European countries, getting from A to B isn’t expensive. There’s probably a dolmuş which runs to most places you’d want to go – and usually for just a few lira. However, if your new.