experiences

  1. G

    Surreal Experiences

    Nowhere better than Turkey for a surreal experience! We were burgled at our (then) holiday home in Gumusluk about 7 or 8 years ago. Been out to a restaurant, left no lights on. Tourist-type stuff all over the garden and patio. Returned to find the back door forced and - thankfully - a fairly...
  2. A

    Your experiences with bus travel

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, having moved to Cappadocia around 18 months ago. I'm currently researching and writing an ebook about bus travel in Turkey (aimed at foreign visitors) and I'd appreciate some feedback about your use of the bus system here. Do you ever travel by bus (local...
  3. Jaycey

    40 Experiences You Should Have Before You Turn 40

    Turning 40 is a major milestone. You’re getting older, but you’re still young enough to do something crazy, like bungee jump or take a trip on a whim. There’s a good chance that you probably have more money to spend, too. We’ve come up with a bucket list of 40 things everyone should do before...
  4. Tess

    Can I start again at 50 ? your experiences please.

    May I ask the members can you start all over again at 50 - do employers value experience or value youth ? My question is posed on a 'not surprising' incident yesterday. For quite a while now my employers have been as has many, skimming off any uneccessary costs, ie equipment, amalgamating...
  5. Fuzzy

    Recent import experiences ?

    Hi.... Just been reading through all the threads here regarding importing your household goods etc to Turkey. Did they do away with the old " temporary import " system that l was reading about ? so now do you still have to pay 10% across the board for everything including elec items ? and is...
  6. D

    experiences and costs involved with expat insurances please

    It seems i am just about excluded from all meaningful health care in turkey and i was wondering if anyone uses expat health insurance for medical coverage-i am an nhs member back in the uk but require repatriation in time of severe need--i had a comapny called april services pester me once but...
  7. N

    Experiences with Thomas Cook Airlines?

    They have a non-stop from Bodrum to Gatwick , but the hours are odd, such as leaving at 2:40am and landing at 4:50am. Plus, their baggage requirements seem pretty draconian. I realize they are a low budget operation, but I wondered how often they get delayed or canceled. Some other alternatives...
  8. P

    Fascinating experiences visited

    Mine was Verdi's villa which once belonged to the composer, on lake Como in Italy. It consisted of 10 millionaires apartments. The first time I saw a black shiny kitchen units. Over 30 years ago. Now they are popular last few years in this country. The first time I saw a children's...
  9. G

    Near death and Out of body experiences

    As a child I had an experience that I have later identified as a classical NDE (Near Death Experience). I believe we all possess a soul that enjoys some considerable autonomy, and perhaps views its body merely as a fleshly accomodation. DR Atwater has much experience of NDEs, having survived 3...
  10. T

    Experiences with TTnet english support?

    Last sunday i found myself without connection to a swedish server that transmits data to my computer. It is not a big amount of data, text and numbers equal to a few kilobytes. I called the servers technician and he said that my computer was offline and could not receive or send anything. That...
  11. Martyn

    Good Emlaks and builders & good experiences

    There has been so much bad publicity for builders and emlaks lately that I thought I would start off a thread about good experiences. Now the fact you had a good experience doesn't mean that anyone that deals with them will have the same, it is just personal experience and to bring a bit of...
  12. L

    More positive experiences please

    Hi We have heard so much of the bad emlaks and builders (which of course is a great shame for Turkey and those caught up in it) maybe we could post our good experiences... I dont have my Tapu yet but I am due to go to Turkey in 2 weeks to collect it from my Solicitor. I am hoping that all will...
  13. E

    Birth experiences

    Hi! I am moving to Turkey pretty soon and am due to give birth (to my first) in April. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share any experiences giving birth there? I will be moving to Ankara. Thanks!!!
  14. O

    From your experiences ...

    Good morning ! I need to learn from your experiences... 1 - when you buy a house in a complex with a swimming pool and a fitness center (written on the advertisment) is it to the Builder/saler to buy the different machine of the fitness center and to buy the ombrellas and chairs around the...
  15. G

    Villa Exchange Experiences

    Has anyone tried this before, any good or bad experiences? What are the better Villa Exchange Web Sites out there? I would dearly love to exchange a week in our villa for a weeks skiing in the Alp's somewhere. Thanks GarryP
  16. murdo

    Renting experiences?

    We are now fairly certain that we want to buy an apartment on a complex. We work long hours/periods, so we would only be able to visit twice a year until we retire :( I have read some comments re: renting... ...not relying on it ...renting out your personal space I can appreciate all of this...
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