Life In The Bubble: Bahçeşehir, Istanbul
Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:22 PM
What a great idea. Will there be a blog on the site?
I wasn't planning to, but who knows. I'm mainly doing this as an informational site for people living in The Bubble or looking for a home near the 'bul without being in the city. This whole thing started a few weeks ago, Ken asked me to get together some pictures of the area, then last week one of the English teachers I'll be working with (she just moved here) mentioned that she wished there was a map of Bahçeşehir. I had thought of putting together a simple map of B-şehir, but once I started working on it I realized there's a helluva lot more here that people (prospective and new residents, mainly) should know about than I realized -- too much info to cover to do it with just a map -- and this way I'd be killing two birds with one stone. I've used Weebly before to advertise my services doing private English lessons, and realized that would be the best way to go. It's gotten much bigger than I had originally planned, and there's still a long way to go. On that note, still couldn't replace the cover picture, it's another cloudy day! It'll get done, though, as soon as the sky clears.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:44 PM
I loved the comment "Something happens to these normally docile people when they get behind the wheel, and "drive carefully" does not seem to be within their vocabulary".
We took a taxi on Sunday to go to Uçhisar to see a friend who is not well and the cheery taxi driver started off by overtaking 3 cars in a blind bend while answering his mobile phone. Mr P was understandably nervous about this (especially since he was in the passenger seat known in French as "la place du mort" - the dead man's seat, due to the number of deaths of passengers whilst drivers get out without a scratch). Anyway, Mr P says "dikkat, dikkat, abi" to the taxi driver who cheerfully turns round to him and reassures him - this is Bayram and you don't get fined on the first day of Bayram. Well, that definitely reassured Mr P!!!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:36 PM