I've done it

#1
Hi all. After many months of searching and viewing property I have now purchased a lovely 3 bedroom apartment on the Mayfair 2 complex in Didim. Anyone else in this area please feel free to say hi.
 

ahmed226

Senior Member
#6
Hi all. After many months of searching and viewing property I have now purchased a lovely 3 bedroom apartment on the Mayfair 2 complex in Didim. Anyone else in this area please feel free to say hi.
so do you miss UK? how are you finding life in Turkey?
 

ted j

Glad I got out
#7
Can't speak for the OP, but we won't go back to the UK except under extreme circumstances , been here 2 years now and once you get used to the red tape , ignorant drivers and bad excuses for a fillet steak in some places , the advantages of having 4 decent beaches less than 15 minutes away (3 of them only 7 minutes), the way better weather , waiter service, filling your fruit and veg drawers up for less than £5, actually having a decent social life where we can (as we did today ) go out for lunch whenever we want , eat out 4 times a week if we want (sometimes including a floor show), paying 68 lira council tax, having our street bin emptied every day (what is it down to in the UK.....once every 3 weeks or so?), swimming right outside our dining room window every day , having a barbie with no fear of the heavens opening , paying way less for internet/water/electric than we were , being more relaxed , all add up to a better lifestyle
There are some downsides, mainly food for me , I have cravings for corned beef and Warburtons bread (the local bread seems to have gone downhill to me lately).............road repairs that have been done by Jethro Clampett , but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages
 
#10
Can't speak for the OP, but we won't go back to the UK except under extreme circumstances , been here 2 years now and once you get used to the red tape , ignorant drivers and bad excuses for a fillet steak in some places , the advantages of having 4 decent beaches less than 15 minutes away (3 of them only 7 minutes), the way better weather , waiter service, filling your fruit and veg drawers up for less than £5, actually having a decent social life where we can (as we did today ) go out for lunch whenever we want , eat out 4 times a week if we want (sometimes including a floor show), paying 68 lira council tax, having our street bin emptied every day (what is it down to in the UK.....once every 3 weeks or so?), swimming right outside our dining room window every day , having a barbie with no fear of the heavens opening , paying way less for internet/water/electric than we were , being more relaxed , all add up to a better lifestyle
There are some downsides, mainly food for me , I have cravings for corned beef and Warburtons bread (the local bread seems to have gone downhill to me lately).............road repairs that have been done by Jethro Clampett , but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages
I agree with your sentiments. As regards the cravings you have for UK food, these will eventually subside. But when you do eat the food you thought you missed, you may be disappointed.

Road repairs- yes they can be amateurish, but at least they have a go. It seems they have given up completely in the UK.
 
#11
Reminds me of North London in the 70s&80s. Potholes big enough to swallow a car. When eventually lorry loads of road works materials turned up I thought great, but instead of filling the holes they started creating sleeping policemen.... Doh.
 

ted j

Glad I got out
#12
Our street is tarmac and chippings which the cars have worn down so not too bad , but when I get to the crossroads at the top of it I have 2 choices to get to Marina road (which is nice and smooth for the most part)....either I brave the 5 0r 6 dips and bumps , or go right and have to drive on the left till I hit the newly block paved bit as there are valleys which will throw me off my bike
The beledeyesi did a really good job of re-block paving the two side roads either side of the main boulevard but some of the roads are really dangerous (the boulevard included), years of huge tree roots have taken their toll in parts (our granddaughter Eva thought it was great fun, just like the dodgems), but seriously they have block paved all the side roads but left the main road from Bim to big Migros which in winter floods and is like driving on a Welsh hillside
This is probably the worst bit, the raised grid on the left is a good 6 inches high and inbetween that and the puddle , the road is just all ripples

 
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