The UK is now a foreign country to a British expat in Turkey, who has ‘no intention of leaving.’
BRITISH EXPATRIATES live all over the world, but some choose holiday destinations like Turkey and stay for a long time.
Michael, a British expat, moved to Antalya with his Turkish wife.
He claimed that he had “no intention of leaving” and that he now felt like a foreigner in the United Kingdom.
“The main reason I moved to Turkey was because my wife is Turkish,” Michael explained.
“After she showed me around her country, I fell in love with it and decided to relocate here.”
“I had previously worked and lived in the United States, but I couldn’t seem to settle in.”
Moving to a vacation spot had its advantages, as Michael’s friends and family came to visit frequently.
“All of my immediate family lives in the United Kingdom,” he said, “though they come here for vacations on a regular basis!”
“It’s always nice to have a place where they can unwind and enjoy themselves.”
However, as an expat, it was critical not to regard his new home as a “permanent vacation.”
“Don’t treat it like a permanent vacation; you need stability and a regular life to make it work,” Michael advised.
“Also, try to avoid cultural comparisons between your old and new cultures, despite how difficult it may be.”
Michael adored Turkey and advised “people to travel within the country and see the incredible cities.”
“It would be impossible to be bored here, in my opinion.”
Turkey is a reasonably priced travel destination.”
Michael praised the “community feel” of daily life in Turkey.
“I love waking up to the Taurus mountains and jogging along the beach early in the morning,” he said.
“It makes you realize how fortunate you are to live in such a lovely place.”
“The people, for the most part, are extremely respectful and courteous.
“People here haven’t lost their sense of community; where we live, there are two newsagents, a butcher, a baker, a hairdresser, a tailor, cafes, and restaurants – all privately owned and serving the community.”
“Everyone knows everyone else, and there is very little crime.”
While Michael’s life is now wonderful, he admits that the first year was “difficult.”
“The first year was difficult,” he explained, “because, as much as I enjoyed being here, I missed my family and the things from my own culture.”
“Although it is exciting, you are also a little unsure of what the future holds,” he continued.
“It’s similar to having.
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