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Lisa from Sydney

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Thanks to Lisa Brennan who kindly answered the questions from Australia.

Tell us about yourself
I am 28 years old and I live in Sydney, Australia

What made you come to Turkey?
I fell in love with a Turkish boy that came to Australia to study English.

What do you do in your daily life?
I work as a legal research assistant

Family?
I have 1 older brother and my mother and father

Can you compare your first days here with today?
I have not been to Turkey yet. I will arrive in Turkey in March 2007.

Turkish language?
I am trying to find somewhere that I can study Turkish in Sydney. I found a course at the University of Sydney but it doesn't start until Jan 07. If anybody knows of any courses please let me know.

What is your preferred characteristic trait of Turks?
They are very hospitable people and will do anything for you.

What was the annoying one?
They have a temper

Turkish Cuisine?
I love all Turkish food but I don't remember the names of the dishes.

Any suggestion to new comers to Turkey?
I need some suggestions, as I will be a newcomer to Turkey in March next year! lol Can anybody who is an Australian living in Turkey give me some advice? Also I would like to try and make contact with any English speaking people that are living in Istanbul




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 By yaseminrani  29.4.2010

hi lisa, this is yasemin a native turkish but live in sydney during my phd. l m glad to hear that you have a turkish bf and really into turkish culture. l m a lecturer in turkey n teach english for turkish students and turkish to exchange students for abt 8 years. l have also some students over here who want to learn turkish language. l teach 1 to 1 or group. l would like to meet you or if any need inform you abt turkish culture or language course. hope you learn it soon. my contact no is 0410513355 or mail [email protected] gorusuruz

 By JMB  8.2.2007

Hi Lisa, my situation sounds very similar to yours except my turkish boy and I were studying in Germany when we met. At the moment I am studying law in Canberra and he is still in Germany. We are hoping to live together in Turkey at the end of this year. I would love to hear how you are going, you must be extremely excited, only a month to go!

 By seyhantanyeli  9.1.2007

merhaba lisa, I am married with 2 children. we are 5 in the family, I am working for an english person in istanbul for 17 years. I want to change the language from turkish to english in our house in order to help my son improve his english who is 11 years old. I am looking for a student/young lady (nonsmoker) to stay in my house. would you be interested to come and stay with us if not I would be most grateful if you could suggest someone who can be interested?. thankyou & all the best. seyhan tanyeli

 By kozzie  22.12.2006

hi lisa, I am a New Zealander (female) Married to a Turk - who has lived in Sydney for around 15 years. I now live in Istanbul and would love to hear from u. Write to [email protected] Might also be able to help u with learning Turkish in Sydney - but it is much easier to wait til u get here to learn. There are many foreign women married to Turks here in Istanbul regards

 By Foreignfistik  3.12.2006

Hi Lisa, I am arriving in Istanbul from Melbourne in Feb. Turkey is an amazing place and I´m sure you will like it there. I would wait until you are there to look for a language course. I did a course in Melbourne but didn´t get much from it as I am not speaking Turkish everyday to anyone as my partner is in Istanbul. You may experience some culture shock but I am sure you will really like it! If you would like to get in touch email me at [email protected] and we can chat more if you like.

 By chloecomm  22.11.2006

Hi Lisa, Im a women´s magazine journalist and I´m looking for Australian women with Turkish men for an article for Take5, an Oz women´s weekly. I don´t suppose you might be interested- if you are, please drop me a line on [email protected]! Thanks so much- JaneX

 By gsmitham  13.11.2006

Hi Lisa, You´re right about the limited availability of Turkish language courses in Sydney. I am recently back from Turkey myself after spending a year there with my Turkish wife. At this stage I may be moving back there in March next year to rejoin her and wanted also to try and continue Turkish after spending 6 months studying the language over there. I do have some great language books and CDs etc and would be happy to get you started with the language if you like, not that I´m an expert! Turkey is a wonderful place as are the people. If you go there with an open mind and accept things as they are both good and bad then it will be far easier to adapt. and you will love it. Turkish life is very different to that in Oz and visa versa, but it also has opportunities and experiences that we don´t have here and will really change your life and outlook, so I really think you´ll love it as I do. Cheers Gary

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