bodhorn

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things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
hi all, i was just thinking of things i have been doing in turkey that i wouldnt do back in the uk. here goes.

kiss men (greeting kiss).

dance with men without a woman in sight. (white hankys not included).

drive a scooter without wearing a helmet.

drive thru red lights.

visit the beach on week days.

ask the price of a beer before ordering (no price list)

run a tab.

put water in paint.

get into an argument because people have jumped the queue.

haggle over the price of something.
 

PASH

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Have been known to have the odd drink at breakfast time - would never do that in the UK. Also been known to swim in an outdoor pool in Turkey, something that would require a high degree of bravery in the UK
 

Fendouglas

Gangless!
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Actually greet people (strangers) I meet when I'm walking into the village - something you dare not do in UK!
 

Ava

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Karaoke!!!! wouldn't dream of doing it in public at home
Dance to Tarkan........
Drink Turkish wine - although I must admit it's getting better

Still don't eat bar nuts/snacks ....... enough said
 

angiesco

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
─░nspired by the many 'beastie' threads and photos today, I tend to whack a lot of things with my 'terlik'(slipper/sandal)

Angie.
 

Tess

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
:bowl: Chill out, relax, doze, read, go on buses, walk far more, talk to everyone, (although I do that anyway lol) I still do things that I do at home, but I am more relaxed, wear things I wouldn't dream of at home, just absolutely love the more laid back atmosphere, and never am I ready for the flight home, if only I could stay for longer!!!! :bowl::bowl::bowl:
 

Carolyn

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Go to a wedding where the only drinks served are non-alcoholic and have an absolutely brilliant time.
Go to a very public celebration of a circumcision, complete with the victims dressed in elaborate costumes, go to the party afterwards where (again) only non alcoholic drinks are served, and have a brilliant time.
Eat with friends, sittiing on the floor and sharing bowls and dishes.
Make borek.
Go cotton picking (whilst husband goes with neighbour to hunt boar.
Go to the counci offices to pay our house tax and be offered glasses of tea.
Go to "our" local supermarket and be offered glasses of tea and more often than not, leave with a hediye!
 

dalyansteve

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Save tins to use as plant pots, this was when you couldn't get plant pots.
Banter with all the staff in the bank and be offered tea or coffee.
Not use seat belts around town.
Go to buy something and forgeting what it was after an hour or so of tea drinking and pleasantries.
Buying something and not paying for it until some days later.
I don't bother carrying cash or cards anymore, I can always pay later.
Get a workman to come and do something immediatly because he knows you will pay him.
 

SuperBogs

I miss you Pebble
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Go to a wedding where the only drinks served are non-alcoholic and have an absolutely brilliant time.
Go to a very public celebration of a circumcision, complete with the victims dressed in elaborate costumes, go to the party afterwards where (again) only non alcoholic drinks are served, and have a brilliant time.
Eat with friends, sittiing on the floor and sharing bowls and dishes.
Make borek.
Go cotton picking (whilst husband goes with neighbour to hunt boar.
Go to the counci offices to pay our house tax and be offered glasses of tea.
Go to "our" local supermarket and be offered glasses of tea and more often than not, leave with a hediye!

Hunt Boar...now that would interest me.......BACON...mmmmmmmm.....Ham......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Sausage....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Biker Bob
 

pldouglas

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Sweep the floor not hoover - turkish hoover is rubbish!
Wash the windows reguarly.
Sit down in the middle of the day because its to **** hot to do anything else.
Wear glasses because the dust under hard contact lenses is too much to bear.
Think fondly of England ......
 

dalyansteve

Member
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Read all day and night, because I've actually found a good unputdownable book.
Drive the wrong way up a dualcarriage because it is shorter than going the right way round.
Drive for 3 hours to get to my nearest b&q (koctas).
Drive 4 hours and 4 hours back to have KFC. Then enjoy cop sis on the way back more than the KFC.
Sleep every afternoon for an hour.
I also do not touch the electrics in my house as they don't make sense. I am an electrical engineer!
And I only shave every 2 or 3 days.
Have a hair cut every month even though I don't need one.
 

red

.....
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Have fun with neighbours:) we have met so many wonderful people - we all go to each others houses for meals and drinks, we have such a good time that we have to force ourselves to move out of the complex!!!!!
 

Akasya

Postless Pointer
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Listen to the BBC world, and VOA on shortwave.
Steve.
 

gwendy

gwendy
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
eat chips and stuffed olive leaves for breakfast at 8.30 in the morning, just because your neighbour was kind enough to bring them
 

EVELYNNE

evelynne
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Being escorted by the police because they thought we were lost ! arrive in style !!!!
 
things you do in turkey and not in the uk/ireland
Actually greet people (strangers) I meet when I'm walking into the village - something you dare not do in UK!

I cant understand that Peter and thats so sad!
Where on earth do you live that you think that!!
When I walk around any Kent village I nod and say hallo all the time to others out walking or cycling.Its part of life here to me.
Anyway back to topic as thats another discussion entirely.
It just jumped out at me!!
 
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