Exploring the northern coastline of the Bodrum Peninsula to explore our new neighbourhood between Yalikavak and Gumusluk. Blue Skies and Blue Seas.
Tag Archive: Buying a House in Turkey
When did the new road signs appear in the Gümüşlük area? It’s been over a year since we visited our house, and we got a nice surprise when we arrived. We now know where we live! When we bought the house it had a bright blue number painted, graffiti style, on the side of it. …
I’ve found an alternative to the Expat Forums – in the shape of The Bodrum Bulletin, which is a fortnightly newsletter. It really has a community feel, and looks like it’s written by an Expat, who lives in the area.
“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
So now it’s just a waiting game for the Power of Attorney to be signed and delivered to Sunshine. It feels like today is the first real day of our holiday, even though we’ve been here a full week already, time to rent a scooter and explore.
Getting the ball rolling on the House Buying process in Turkey. Offer made, small speed bump, but not too big a hurdle to be overcome.
Let’s just pretend we can’t hear those alarm bells ringing!
Market Day in Bodrum Tuesday is Fabric Market day in Bodrum. We had an amble around there — it was held inside a big building by the bus station, and was pretty hot and airless. We got hassled to buy, but the stall-holders weren’t too pushy, and I don’t think we ended up buying much. …
As usual, Red solidified the relationship with Mehmet by speaking the International Language of football with him. Next stop – the Notary office to get our passports translated into Turkish for the Military Approval process.
Day of Rest After a lazy start to the day, we headed over to the Bodrum Otogar to catch a dolmüş to Gümüşlük. The bus station was stifling and noisy, but we only had a 10 minutes wait for the next bus to leave. It went screeching along the straights and racing up the hills, accompanied …
I’m sure Tuzla Turkey will be fully developed in a couple of years, but there’s no guarantee all of these shells will be completed, and we didn’t have the patience to wait until they were.
Lunch in Yalikavak After putting the first property on the short list, we jumped back in the car and drove the 7km to Yalikavak. Time for lunch. Evren took us to sidewalk cafe, where Red and I enjoyed a tasty lunch and good conversation. Evren declined any food, as he was fasting for Ramadan. He’s …
I got a feeling. I don’t know if it was the view; the lack of oxygen this high on the hillside; or the steep steps I’d just sprinted up. But as we rounded the corner of, the first view of the house I got lightheaded.
Early Morning Stroll Up bright and early for a traditional Turkish breakfast at the hotel – feta cheese, olives and boiled eggs, and then went for a stroll around the local area, to get a flavour of our surroundings. Of course we headed to the beach first. There’s something very tranquil about walking through the …
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