Foreign bank/debit cards – Turkish Lira account advisable

Have a foreign bank card, can pay locally? Well, not in my case! Actually, before figuratively speaking heading back to Turkey let me first...

Learning about Turkey the barbering way

That cab drivers are the best source of information for finding out about the real ‘in spots’ of your new location is a correct...

Eating out the Turkish way

Mercimek Corbasi? Sigara Borek? Adana Kofte?Plus a fine locally made beverage to accompany your delicious meal!  Does that perhaps sound familiar with regards to...

Are you planning a Turkey move in 2017? I would!

  ‘Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.’ What French author Gustave Flaubert once said is so...

Ready to go native: three tell-tale signs

When a reader of another publication I contribute to recently added an online comment in the sense of that ‘Klaus has probably gone native’...

Close encounters of the 3rd kind? ‘Hayır’ – it’s your local politicians!

The other day I had the pleasure to do a mid-morning walk with one of the country’s leading mayors in his magnificent native city....

So far, yet so near: a ‘literary postcard’ from Sanlıurfa

If you switch on your smartphone or go online anywhere else and check out a satellite map of Turkey you will of course easily...

Chirp, chirp, or tweeting all pet lovers!

Some columns are inspired by members of the animal kingdom and rightly so. In the past I have written about visiting the Turkish capital...

Southend-on-Sea to Söke – by plane!

Regional airports may work out well for us flying folk, or they may not. In case of such a mid-sized transport hub being located...

Is Turkey a better place to live in than Spain?

Whenever my generation about to leave school or before enrolling at college had saved enough money to go on a summer vacation...

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