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Lonesome Cowboy

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  1. I have made this request across quite a few forums and had good response. I am feeling more confident of success after reading the many replies. Thank you all.
  2. I am appealing to members with computer knowledge. I need a new laptop and have found that not all computers have Windows installed. To reduce the cost they are being sold with only FeeDos installed. There is a way to install Windows at low cost but as I have never done this before I am looking for advice on the process.
  3. Hi ME it's good to see you in Turkey Central, I missed your posts on the other forum (madhouse). I can't offer you any real help as I am still living in the Bodrum area but Izmir is one of out target areas. As far as health care in that area is concerned you have made a good choice as the area has a myriad of hospitals and clinics both private and public. I have visited several over the last few years and can recommend all of them. I hope you don't have to use their services too often though and stay in good health. Having a Turkish spouse does help to fast track you through life here.
  4. Sorry folks for not responding to all your useful replies but my life has been a bit cluttered lately (medical issues) We spent a long weekend at the beginning of this month in Çiģli, I attended the Kent private hospital for some specialist treatment. We stayed in the nearest hotel we could find, a 4 star place which was warm and comfortable but it had seen better days. We spent our time in there as moving around was difficult for me. It seems after a week though that the treatment is working for which I am grateful. We didn't see much of the area but though my wife liked it I wasn't
  5. Thank you Ken, your comments and pictures warrant a visit there soon. Pete
  6. Hmm that doesn't sound too inspiring for they are the one thing I am trying to avoid. Since you have mentioned Köyceğiz as being your home I am now assuming you live on the bank of the lake, is this so and can you tell me a little bit about your area. We are desperately seeking to leave Bodrum but we don't want city life Pete
  7. Can anyone on the forum tell me anything about Köyceğiz ?
  8. Thanks Fener the attraction for Menderes is for direct flights to England and beyond all year round. Pegasus have let me down too often with onward flights.
  9. Izmir Ted, thank you for your useful reply. I will be returning to your post in time. If you refer to my OP you will see that my intended area is not Izmir the city but Izmir the district. The kind of place I am looking for must be within easy reach of both major hospitals and the Menderes airport, more so now Istanbul flights are being directed to the new joint. Pete.
  10. You guys are fantastic, I was hoping to get a little guidance but what I've got is wonderful and only after 24 hours. Thank you all.
  11. Thanks Fener, it's begining to look like we are going to spend a lot longer on our search.
  12. Thanks Fener, this is exactly the kind of help I am looking for.
  13. After living in Bodrum for 12 years, my wife and I are thinking of a move to the Izmir region. We want to get away from the extreme heat of summer and the growing number of Istanbul visitors. That isn't to say we don't like the visitors but Bodrum is no longer able to cope with the influx. We have made so many friends and contacts here that we are going to miss so much but sadly we don't think that we have too much choice in the matter. This will me a big move for us as we still have all the furniture we brought over from England all those years ago which is still in servicable condition.
  14. Sorry I wasn't any help and believe me I was not suggesting you were a coward. My brother in law who lives in the USA will be pleased to find out that his sons who are of military age will not be pulled into the army when they visit here. I wish you well.
  15. Hi Selim, welcome to the forum. I can't help with advice on aquiring Turkish citizanship but I am curious as to why you want it. How often do you visit Turkey, do you have strong ties with relatives or friends here, do you speak fluent Turkish ? I don't want to scare you off but we see state funerals for Turkish soldiers every day. Your insistance in avoiding joining the military would suggest you don't wish to defend your country. I have lived here in Turkey for 12 years and became a Turkish citizen 10 years ago. I married a Turkish woman in Istanbul 30 years ago. The procedure
  16. I have just read Ken's 5 bullet points and agree completely with every point he has made One thing that has not been mentioned is the fact that you have to carry ID at all times, be it passport or residency paperwork. These are as valuable to a thief as càsh or cards and extra care should be taken with them. Many people wear what is some times refered to as a bum bag. (a zip pouch worn around the waist) These in my opinion are not secure as a would be thief now knows where you keep your valuables an can plan his strategy. What I would suggest is a money belt, this is flat and roomy and is
  17. Softly softly catcha monkey, I noticed that Thomas made his one and only post a year ago and has probably been and gone by now. I have visited many parts of Turkey during the last 30 years and met no agression at all from Turks. I am English born and bred and have many American relatives, I am not sure if this has affected my accent but I have been mistaken for an American on many occasions but not suffered as a result. Moving on to Turkey in current times it might not be such a good idea for foreigners to visit major cities right now because of the animosity being promoted recently.
  18. Just an update on this thread, A few dayss after the cylinder instalation the guy came back and painted the pipe. We ordered a top up for our main tank, they came and delivered a few days later. That about winds it up, my wife is happy, I'm happy and Aygaz is happy. Result.
  19. The guys from Milangaz arrived at 9:45am this morning and were finished at 11:00am. My wife asked them if they were going to paint the pipe, they told here they didn't have any on board but would return soon to do it. They cleared debris from inside the pipe, tested for leaks and commissioned the kitchen hob. Job done and costing less than the nonsence Aygaz wanted to do.
  20. After much though and consideration my wife has decided not to allow Aygaz to ruin her kitchen. We are going to have a 45kg cylinder outside the kitchen. Today my gardener came and he formed a base for the bottle. Tomorrow Aygaz will come in the afternoon to cut their supply to our kitchen. On Thursday Milangaz will make the alterations to the existing pipework and divert it to their cylinder.
  21. JANUARY 21st What a difference a day makes. I have managed to get a telephone number for the company who carried out the instalation back then. My wifes cousin who has an engineering backgound and speaks Turkish is going to call by so I can show him the
  22. All fixed now I trust Ken. Over here in Ortakent the wind started to get up around 6pm on the 6th. Whilst we were in bed the noise outside was horrendous. The following morning I first went outside to check that my solar panels and satellite dishes were still there. Next I looked out the terrace doors into the garden, as we have a few very old olive trees on our boundary I was looking skyward to count the amount of large branched still in place. There was what we thought was one of my wifes olive trees that she planted some years ago on the ground. It turned out to be a branch from one of the
  23. Over the last few weeks there have been several destructive storms in thia area. A warnig issued yesterday resulted in high winds here in Bodrum last night. The Antalya Governor’s Office announced that all education from kindergartens to high schools have been halted in Kemer, Kumluca, Finike, Demre and Kaş districts due to the meteorological warnings about a storm that is expected to continue until Feb. 7. With all these events in mind I am, and I am sure others on this forum are hoping that our Antalya members will be safe. Best wishes to you all, Pete.
  24. Confucius he says, 'every journey starts with the first step'........ only 49 to go.
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