Turkey Expat Forum - moving to kusadasi

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From: Spain
2/17/2005 17:44    
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hi, we are a scottish family who have lived in spain the past 8 years. We are visiting kusadasi on the 17th of march, to look at property and also schools. We have a 17 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. Can anybody give me information about schools etc. We will also travel to Marmaris to see what it is like down there. We have never been to Turkey before, but have heard all good reports about it. Can anyone reccomend estate agents there. Would love to hear from expats so wthat we know what to expect when we arrive. thanks

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From: Turkey
4/29/2005 19:05    
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Hi, this is Ted in Izmir, 50 miles north of Kusadasi. I know an English estate agent in Kusadasi, I didn't utilize them but you can check them out at www.moonstarproperties.ik.com. Also, for expat kids there is a school here in Izmir near the airport which is not far from Kusadasi by bus, I can get more info about it from other expats here. As for Marmaris, it's much bigger than Kusadasi and has a larger expat population so that might be a better option for you. As resorts go, I think most people would agree Marmaris is higher up the scale than Kusadasi, which has gone downhill.

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From: Turkey
5/24/2005 16:03    
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Hello Ted,

My husband is American Citizen and he wants to move to Turkey..Do you think he could find a job here?? If you know anything would you please help us?? Thanks in advance..

Bye..Zeynep

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From: Turkey
6/11/2005 23:07    
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Merhaba Zeynep,

One job I think he could find here is teaching English. That's if he does not get hired by a foreign company - there is not a lot of work here for foreigners. I believe English teachers can earn up to 20 Lira ($15) an hour (probably more for private tutor). There are English schools in the cities like Izmir, I'm not sure about Kusadasi. I know a few English teachers and they don't all have teaching certificates like TEFAL etc. He needs to come here and talk to the schools. Another option is getting in on the tourism industry in Kusadasi somehow, maybe opening a store. -Ted

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From: United Kingdom
7/4/2005 15:52    
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Hi Theodore.
I have just logged on to ExpatExchange for the first time. We purchased a property in Kusadasi this year, and I don't agree with you about it going down hill, it's a really nice place to go to and very safe to walk around, unlike places like Spain and France.
and go to school from kusadasi to Izmir every day? The poor children would be too tired to learn anything .

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From: Turkey
11/21/2005 02:52    
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Hello Jeanann,

I was referring to the Kusadasi of the 1990's, which was not so commercialized. Also, since the economic crisis of 2001 they are very money hungry, especially compared to other resorts. That's why you cannot walk through the bazaar area without being propositioned. Didn't used to be like this. This is why the locals here in Izmir call it "Push-adasi". The tourism boom in Turkey hasn't had much impact in Kusadasi either. People are going elsewhere. This info is per the locals in Kusadasi; ask them yourself. Sorry, if the place works for you, great, but there are nicer places to be.

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From: Turkey
6/10/2007 16:08    
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Hi guys,
I agree with most of you. A couple of years ago Kusadas1 has a serious crime problem. Last time I went it seemed better, downtown area and the bar street was heavily policed. It is true that the place is going downhill, but you won't hang around in the downtown area much i guess, so you should be fine. Stay away from the bar street, just a warning. Btw the downhill thing is true for all Turkish resorts because as downtowns get criminalized, decentralization takes place and tourist mostly come to resorts (guarded with private security). Hotels in the downtowns run out of business etc. you know how the circle goes.

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