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PeteJF last won the day on December 21 2019

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  1. In 2017 had to overstay on a tourist visa by two weeks for medical reasons. I had had influenza followed by secondary bacterial pneumonia with pleurisy. I spent five days in hospital in Istanbul, the hospital consultant said that I was not medically fit to fly for at least two weeks past the end of my visa. He gave me a covering letter explaining that. I showed the letter as I was leaving and did not have to pay any fines.
  2. Those sheep are the survives of Kurban Bayramı, the flock was around two thirds bigger before.
  3. That could work Ken, farmers in South Africa are using chilli to keep elephants away from crops. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6173684 https://wildtech.mongabay.com/2016/09/hot-stuff-improving-chili-fence-effectiveness-protecting-crops-elephants/ Here are some of the sheep outside our site, the shepherds usually bring them here a couple of times a week, usually around dawn.
  4. Yes there are some blocks going up near by. Hopefully the land across from our living room will be left undeveloped. I quite like seeing the sheep taken there to graze a couple of times a week.
  5. About the worst international shipping story I was told to me by a friend who moved to Islamabad, from Leeds. Their shipping company went bust between sending off the cargo and filing the paperwork. Their cargo arrived but was held in Karachi for nearly a year while things were sorted out.
  6. Our goods from England arrived this morning. The furniture lift truck came at around half eight and the shipping container arrived at nine. The shipping container arrives. Unloading onto the balcony. The apartment is now full of boxes most of which still need sorting out. My wife started off saying that the container was not full, so we could have brought a lot more from Bristol. As the balcony and living room filled up with boxes she was wondering where we would put everything. Our cat was delighted at seeing all the boxes and he was climbing and jumping from box to box. On Monday I will call the shipping company in Bristol to thank them for their work.
  7. The required paper from the shipping consultants in Istanbul arrived on Monday , we took it to the shipping company office at Mersin port. On Tuesday we were told that we needed to provide another 2000ytl in fees and on Wednesday we were told that our goods should be delivered either Saturday or Monday.
  8. Another update on the delivery of my goods from England. We had a message this morning from the consultants in Istanbul saying that we needed to provide another signed form to the local customs office in Mersin. It has to be the actual form, not a print out of a scan. They are posting this form to us for me to sign, it should arrive Monday or Tuesday. So that the customs office know that it is my signature I had to go to the notary office today, with a translator and my passport, where I had to provide on another form six examples of my signature(witnessed by two people) to take with me when I go to the customs office with the form they are sending me. [edit] Oh i almost forgot, we also had to send the Shipping company $500 for demmurage[sic] deposit.
  9. My younger stepson has started a university course and we thought he could do with his own transport. I did offer to get him a 200cc or 125cc motorcycle but all he wanted was an RKS Pollo 50cc scooter: I am quite tempted to get myself a motorcycle, though I am not sure my wife would be happy about it. A friend is considering moving to Turkey on retirement and has said that if he does he will buy himself a Royal Enfield 650cc Interceptor.
  10. Thanks for the information. The company I booked the shipping through in England said that they would organise delivery to our address in Mersin.
  11. In 2017 I was in Turkey on a tourist visa. Towards the end of my stay I became ill with influenza and developed serious complications that required a five day hospital stay. I was told by the doctor that I was not yet fit to fly and that to do so could be life threatening. I mentioned my soon to expire tourist visa and was told needed to overstay my visa until I was well enough to fly and that the hospital consultant dealing with my case would provide a letter stating that I had been medically unfit to fly. When I was leaving the country I showed the letter to the person checking my passport and there were no problems.
  12. I did not need a translated and notarised copy of my passport for my residence permit. However I did need that for Turkish customs to clear my goods being shipped from England.
  13. Our goods form England are due to arrive in Turkey by mid October. We had an email last week from the Turkish customs consultants in Istanbul who are dealing with our goods being shipped from England. There were some forms to fill in and instructions to get some of my documents verified for customs clearance purposes: a notarised translation of my passport and a notarised copy of our TAPU (property title deeds) and a power of attorney for use by the consultant dealing with the import. We had instructions to first email scans of the documents to the consultants in Istanbul for checking before posting the actual documents. Monday we went to an internet cafe and printed out the forms, then went to the Notary, with a translator to translate my passport to Turkish, the power of attorney to English and get notorised copies of all the documents made. On Tuesday, after dropping stepson#2 at university we again went to an internet cafe to scan and email the documents. Wednesday morning I got an email from the customs consultancy company saying we had made a mistake and sent them the wrong power of attorney form and that we must send the correct form as soon as we can. Stepson#1 called the consultancy company to point out that we had only used the form they had sent to us, so it was their mistake that we had the wrong form. The woman at the consultants said she was very sorry, they had been very busy and she was too tired and had sent us the wrong form by mistake. She emailed the correct form. We then had to contact the translator to meet us at the notary office to get the corrected paperwork sorted out. We have also sent copies of the receipts to the consultancy company to claim back the extra money we had to spend because of their mistake. The consultants have emailed to say that all documents are now OK and once the shipment arrives in Mersin we must take the documents to their Mersin office for them to deal with and that there may be storage fees to pay while customs clearance is being organised. Hopefully it will go smoothly now.
  14. That's the idea, I think a dark coloured car would get intolerably hot.
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