de1amo

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi everyone hope your enjoying the Turkish life?
My name is Greg from England originally but now residing in sunny Karsiyaka İzmir with my lovely wife Pinar who is Turkish.
İ have been here for 3 years and i am building a new life-i still have a home back in the uk which we go to for about a month a year.
İ have recently started my own language accademy in Bostanli ksk-Park akademy--apart from English we have a specialist Turkish native who speaks fluent english and teaches turkish to foreign students-last month he worked wonders with a Norwegian student who was fluent in english!!
i love the life here but have yet to learn much Turkish because my wife is fluent and all the people i work with humour me!!-i have a working knowledge of a few other languages but at 47 i am struggling to cram in another.
For fun i like buzzing around the city on my sports bike and chasing after my teenager step daughters life!
We go to eski Foca in the long holidays that teaching affords-its a great life
Thanks for reading this Greg and Pinar xx
 

JEANNIE

Going to get Thinner
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Greg & Pinar. Nice intro. Glad you have joined this not so little community, it's getting bigger everyday. Have fun.


Jeannie
 

jandj

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Welcome Greg. We live in Yeni Foca for 6 months of the year, and often visit Eski. On market day there is a group of people who meet up near the marina, for a beer or two. Maybe you'd like to come along next summer. This lucky, and lovely group live in Eski and Yeni all year round.
 
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Greg, a wellcome from me to. I remember Karsiyaka from a long time ago. We used to take the ferry from Konak to have dinner at one of the seaside restaurants when staying in Izmir. It was a very pleasant place at the time. Hope you enjoy the forum.
 

teosgirl

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Greg, I live near Izmir, though the opposite direction to you.

A quick question, did your wife ever attend a TEFL language course at the Economic unviersity via the british council?

Hope you enjoy the forum as much as I am,

Charlotte
 

Tess

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Greg and Pinar, lovely to have you aboard, welcome to the Forum, lovely intro and I look forward to your posts.
 

giglets

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Welcome Greg and Pinar.

Hope to hear more from you, regarding everyday life in that beautiful part of the world.



Dave
 

tinkycarol

5 a day inspiration!
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Greg & Pinar, welcome to TLF. Nice to read your intro - glad your new life is working out for you. Carol
 

ChrisBobs

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Welcome Greg and Pinar
nice to hear of your life in Izmir , and hope you can keep us up with Izmir news and tips too!
Enjoy the forum
Cheers
Chris in Bodrum
 

de1amo

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
thanks chris--Life in Karsiyaka İzmir i sense is very different from yours in Bodrum! Karsiyaka where i live has no touriists or beaches but it is close to the sea!-the air is dry and at this time of year quite crisp with last nights low being about 3c -37 in old money-we have gas in the city and we have just had a combi installed and we are bathing in the warmth!--in summer it is incredibly hot going up to about 45c average and again very dry--most of the people in Karsiyaka have second homes in places like Foca and cesme--although the turks consider flat prices high in Karsiyaka i see it as a steal! the price norm is 10k tl per m2--175 m2 now costs 175000--i bought my place in 2006 and paid 148000 for 175m2--places are big!-its an appartment 1 block from the sea-it has parking and a vegetable plot of a garden plus storage-i am gradually improving it!-it was built 23 years ago.
Anyway please tell me more about the life in Bodrum--i went to gumbet for a week in 2007 and had a good time in a turkish 4 star-i was the only brit!
Greg
 

de1amo

Member
greg from Karsiyaka
Hi Charlotte- many thanks for the reply

-my wife did her teaching degree and studies at ege university-she plans to do a celta or tefl this year in the uk-İ come from Bournemouth where there are many tefl courses and a certificate issued in the uk seems to have a better credence--she has looked at a course at the the ege uni -the celta course is run at the economics dept and is year round--we go to bournemouth every summer to have a change of scene and winter is no good because she is working hard- so bournemouth it is!

Anyway tell me more about the time and life of Teos-i have been there-it reminds me of eski foca where i have a let!--speak soon i hope Greg
 

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