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« on: November 29, 2011, 12:05:59 PM »
Hi Supacabby, I was wondering how you are enjoying your move to Calis. I'd like to know particularly how you are finding it out of season. The reason I ask is, we are now thinking of doing the same in the next couple of years.....taking a long let with the possibility of a full move when my hubby retires. Your comments suggest you are keeping yourself busy and that would be very important to me. I amvery restless and need to be doing things.
I'd appreciate your honest opinion, if you have the time to write a wee review.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 13:51:55 PM »
I hear he is having a dreadful time  ;) ;):D

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 15:00:11 PM »
yes, poor thing, everytime we see him hes moaning about the weather, the food, not making any friends, the stress, the misery, boredom and his terrible dart and pool games.
hes looking very down and were all really worried about him : )

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 18:00:38 PM »
Thank you for asking Toky, I haven't done a "blog" nor have I made any notes so will write this next few lines as they come into my head!

I am certainly not bored, in fact far from it!

I'm a sociable person, happy to sit & chat & pass the time of day with folk inc. strangers, that's how they become friends so always have someone to natter to. At the moment the days are lovely with lots of sunshine & a nice temp of around 20c so it's easy to walk, ride my cycle or jump on a dolmus to while away a few hours, normally with my camera for company. The evenings are a bit colder, down to as low as 3 or 4c & you need to wrap up warm but I am out most evenings. Mon is darts & pool as Linda said, a great way to meet up with folk over a drink & socialise, even if you don't actually get involved with playing. There are quizzes every night if you so wish. I was not a quiz person before moving here but again it's a good way to mingle & get to know people, most of whom are resident & can help with any questions or ideas.

I haven't signed up for any Turkish lessons yet, know I should but am happy practising with the locals in the markets & shops etc & some help from other expats who have more of a grasp than I do, still get confused with 6, 7 & 8 lol. I think this should really be on the agenda though, I'm just being a bit lazy, I think it polite to at least try to have a conversation in Turkish, shame so many of the shop keepers etc. speak such good English really!

I would advise anyone NOT TO BUY but rent for at least 6 months or a year if you can. The prices seem cheaper when you live here, not sure if that's down to getting to know the right people (no disrespect to Scunner with that statement) in person or just some folk wanting to rent/sell & are unwilling to use UK based agents. I think also a face to face conversation can weigh up much more to the advantage of the buyer, especially as someone can see you're serious & not just "another" time waster. I've been offered 1 bed apts for as low as £25,000 to buy or 300tl pcm to rent over the winter period & 2 bed for £30,000 to buy or 450tl rental on a years contract. Best offer of all was £100pcm for a 5 month let on a 2 bed apt, fantastic vfm but I am happy enough where I am for my stay now I've ironed out a few teething problems left by the previous tenants.

The general cost of living is about what I expected. I pay 475tl a month rent for my 2 bed apt & bills of appx 70tl per month for water & electricity. My expenses are appx 1000tl on top of that but bear in mind I'm here on my own now so eat out most days for the social aspect if nothing else. Food is much cheaper here if you shop wisely & use the markets, especially the Friday market in Fethiye & avoid the expensive "Pork shops" with their grotty sausages & rip off baked beans lol. The quality of the fresh produce is way above that of a standard British supermarket. Eating out is also very good vfm if you pick when & where. I upset a few people when I moaned that a beer is 6tl in Anna bar compared to 4tl in Eyna, yes it's only 2tl (80p) difference but that's 50% more, that's being cautious & not going silly imho, as opposed to being tight, each to their own!

In short, I've made lots of new friends, am having fun, living & enjoying life to a much better & healthier standard than I was & wouldn't change a thing of my experiment, so far so good!

Feel free to ask anything specific, am always happy to share my experience, it's the 1 thing I can give back to CBF & its members, the site which has been invaluable in my learning curve, thanks Keith.

PS: If you want everything British like tv, food etc. then stay in Britain, yes it's available here but at a price. I'm happy to be as Turkish as possible & get my fix of the UK stuff now & again, like the lovely BLT I had at The Yucel hotel earlier today as a treat! (a quick "plug" for Pams new workplace to wind Lance up lol).

Edit: Original post for any newbies reading this topic is here: {A Link to an old CBF topic was here - no longer available}41800

Edit 2: If you want to keep busy then there's more than enough to do, possibly more so in winter than summer I believe, especially if you get involved with 1 of the local charities who do such good work & are always grateful of helping hands.

Edit 3: My g/f is joining me on Boxing day for somewhere between 3-5 months, this will obviously impact on how I spend my time & I doubt if I will eat out as much nor go out when it's wet & cold, will update the topic after a month or so for you with a "couples" point of view.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2011, 18:10:20 PM by Supacabby »

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 18:23:59 PM »
Fantastic response Supacabby. Thank you so much. I've noticed in postings that there seems to be loads to do when the main season is over and I believe more bars and restaurants are staying open in winter. I am so tempted to pack upand come over, especially as my surrounding area is seriously flooded, due to all the heavy rain. Look forward to the update.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 18:42:39 PM »
I think it's more to do with the fact that the venues are quieter & you can mingle much more easily. I haven't been here in July or August yet, at the moment am deliberately missing those months due to the excessive heat & the numbers of people here.

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 19:07:09 PM »
We've only done April, May & September for thos e reasons. Not sure I can cope with degs of 40ish in the height of the season

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 09:07:53 AM »
Toky you get acclimatised - the seriously hot weather is only for about 3/4 weeks and providing you are sensible not too bad to cope woth - lots of water, not sitting in it all day - a nice stroll along the front about 9pm much nicer.  When I moved I hadn't done a November - March but had been here is all the other months - moved in an October and loved my first winter.  Am keeping track of the riany days this yuear - I reckon we have about 30-35 a year - my husband reckons more - I started counting on May 28th and including May 28th we've had 9 days so far and it's December tomorrow :-)

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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 14:25:54 PM »
Go on to wunderground.com site they have , calender going back 20 years max /min temp rain days plus very accurate weather forecast . ;)
i.e

       2010
     
jan    "  16  rain days  
feb    "  12   "    "
mar    "   4   "    "
apr    "   4   "    "
may    "   4   "    "
jun    "   5   "    "
jul    "   1   "    "
aug    "   1   "    "
sep    "   2   "    "
oct    "   7   "    "
nov    "   6   "    "
dec    "  11   "    "     Total 73 days of rain in 2010 .

june /july /aug/ 14 days above 35c .


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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 16:03:18 PM »
Toky, when you're live here, you no longer feel the need to spend all day on the beach / by the pool / sitting in the sun, as you do when on 2 weeks holiday. I tend to spend the hotter time of the day in July / August indoors doing housework, cooking or whatever & only venturing out late afternoon or early evening.

Most of the venues that stay open in the winter put things on that don't happen in the main season 'cos they are already busy & don't have to try hard to attract custom, as they do in the winter.

3Cs also have traditionally taken a 3 month break from promises auction (end May) to begining September, so no pool & darts, party nights etc




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