An Expat’s Experiences of Living in Turkey

An Expat’s Experiences of Living in Turkey, covers my life from when first offered a contract to work here back in 1988 up until 2015. Although I had worked on contracts in a number of countries, none had been married status. However, as the contract in Turkey was, my wife came out to join me. Her doing so proved a life changing one for us, as it led to our enjoying a life that for many is but a dream. Although Turkey is a Muslim country, with a culture far different than England, we soon found it easy to settle in. At the time of our arrival in what at that time was the small village of Kemer, down on the Mediterranean Coast, we only found two speaking English. This proved not a problem, with our making friends with several Turkish people who unlike me, quickly learnt another language so we were able to converse with them.. It was amazing experience living in such a beautiful location, with our finding Turkish people to be extremely friendly and helpful.Due to this and a far better climate, (over three hundred sunny days per year) it led to our deciding to uproot ourselves from England and move to live in Turkey. We bought some land and had a house built just outside of Kemer. From then on, our whole life style was far more relaxing and healthier than when living in England. The years spent living here have proved to be full of all sorts of incredible incidents, which I think readers will enjoy reading about. Apart from explaining about my life here, the book offers advice on a variety of issues, which I think beneficial to others both living and thinking of living here. The idea of living abroad from one’s home country, although challenging, is something well worth considering. If doing so, always remember and be prepared at finding that things are not always the same as in your own country. As for myself, moving to Turkey is something I have never regretted, with my enjoying a good lifestyle. Since the death of my late wife, at the age of 72, I remarried a wonderful Turkish lady, three years younger than I. We our now enjoying a second incredible happy life here in Turkey.
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Colin Guest
Colin Guest. (1940 - 2015) Born in England, and moved to live in Turkey in 1998 after working on a hotel project there. Now retired and currently living in Istanbul with his Turkish wife. From an apprentice Joiner/Shopfitter, worked his way up the ladder, with his working in 15 countries spread throughout the Middle/ Far East and North Africa. Projects were mainly high class interior finishing works, to 5 star hotels and palaces.
He has had a number of articles published online including
Real Estate in Turkey. How I travelled to the Middle/East, Asia & North Africa as a Contracted Worker.Escapefrom
The Red Tape of Getting Married to a Foreign Senior Citizen., and Retirement in Turkey,
How I travelled to 14 Countries with no Money was published in Nexus, a UK expat magazine.
"An Expats Experiences of Living in Turkey," is his first book to be published, with his presently writing, "Follow in the Tigermans Footsteps." This is his memoir, covering numerous life threatening, crazy and hilarious incidents, which occurred during his working as an expat worker. It was due to his working as an expat, which caused him to have an interest in the environment and wild animals, hence the title of his memoir. He feels very strongly about nature, and is a member/supporter of various organisations re wildlife and the environment. After working as a volunteer with wild animals at Rescue/Rehabilitation centres in South Africa and Thailand, he recommends this as a way of giving something back to nature. His memoir,"Follow in the Tigermans Footsteps," is intended to help readers discover a life, many only dream about.


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