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Harry from Antalya

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Thanks to Harry for sharing his experience in Turkey with us.

Tell us about yourself
I am an accountant / finance - and my office is in London - I own an apartment in Antalya - I visit three to four times a year

What made you come to Turkey?
First as a tourist

What do you do in your daily life?
At present I have joined class to learn Turkish four hours a day for a month - not easy - then

Family?
I am not married.

Can you compare your first days here with today?
I loved it during my first few days - now I still like it but I need to improve my Turkish and it is not easy.

Has living in Turkey influenced your approach to life?
Yes as I look to see what is happening in London and a round the world.

Turkish language?
Not easy - but I think it is a must to learn it - and I am not doing well

Let's talk about the region you are living in?
The sea, the mountain, the history and the ones between

Have you traveled in Turkey? Tell us your discoveries
Istanbul, you must visit at some point - Ankara, the capital city, you have a feel that it is a large town than a city - Konya, if you go there you should be modest in your clothing, very nice people and large industrial town - if you have time go by road - there are so much to see in the small towns.

What is your preferred characteristic trait of Turks?
They smile.

What was the annoying one?
They persist - (in shops). I stopped buying - ( I am still buying food though!)

Turkish Cuisine?
Turkish food is wonderful with many kinds - many small restaurants with family tradition but tourist area the food is no good and expensive

Any suggestion to new comers to Turkey?
If visiting as tourist then just enjoy the time - if you are coming to live you will need a lot of patients - listen a lot - and move slowly - make as many contacts as you can - -

Any suggestion to people planning to visit your region?
Antalya is a region but also a town - reasonably safe - a mix of tourist and normal places - Antalya the town is very nice - the local council is spending lots of money in improving roads-schools-the beach - many new very large hotels - but it is getting more expensive as the months and years goes by.




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 By michmich  21.11.2007

hello everybody....me too i am living in Antalya for few years...İ am belgium woman and hope also to meet some friends here ([email protected]) Also i am looking for a job maybe in real estate sector. Greetings...miche

 By Jen  15.12.2006

Hi there, I am a teacher at present and after visiting the Antalya region I have fallen in love with the place! I am looking to hopefully move to Antalya next year and it would be wonderful to speak to people that already live here. [email protected] (it would be great to hear from you)

 By boomberg  7.12.2006

hi Harry and Naomi, I am also living in Antalya as expat and would be delighted to get contact with other expats.. speaks also German.. Please write me. I feel so lonely nick [email protected]

 By zouhair  5.12.2006

My name is Naomi and I am an English lady living with my Moroccan husband in Antalya. I would love to meet some English people who also live in Antalya and would be grateful for any advice on how to contact them. I spend most of my time here visiting the horse club where my husband is a farrier and horse trainer (I love to ride) and oil painting , reading and writing some prose are my hobbies. I am 43 years old and have three children who live in the UK. Regards, Naomi

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