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greteroland replied to the thread Relocating on the Turkey forum:
SoxGolf00 initially posted:
I have an interview with a school tomorrow (internationally recognized). They stated that I wont need a work visa. I want to make sure that I am compliant with country laws but since they are a well known company, why would they say this? They said that it takes a very long time to obtain one. From what I have been reading, I just need to go down to the Polis and show my employment to acquire the visa for at least a year. Also, the pay is really low 1500TL, but they are providing lodging and food. Is this going to be enough for me? I don't have children and I'm pretty thrifty.
greteroland replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Hello, I've lived in Izmir for a year now.. Most language schools offer at least 2,000 TL and accommodations. I don't know what they're like but plan to find out for a friend who is relocating from the U.S. Usually, the place of employment will do the paperwork for your work visa but remember that it is good only for that particular place or school. Good luck.
kate78 replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Hi after all 1500 TL it is not enough money here i am single mom and almost 3000$ not enough for us i found here an apartment it is city izmir facing with Greece it is nice city and me and my kids USA citizen but local people loves my kids they adore Americans i love that part... so if you looking for house that amount not enough i think take care...
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kate78 commented on the Expat Report Living in Izmir, Turkey
Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.
The dream I had before moving to Izmir, Turkey was based in the reality of the life I lived in Istanbul years ago. It was the willingness of Turkish people to help and to understand a stranger or foreigner. I was treated with such respect because of my high education that I could even sit in a tea house among men in a small village and discuss politics. I spent some summers in Bodrum 10 years later and had the same warm interactions. While in a fisher village on the other side of the town center, and a very isolated place at the time, my colleague and I were invited to share dinner with the boatman who had taken us along the coast. We sat in a small circle with his family and ask from the same large pan. I spoke fluent Turkish at the time, so I'm sure that helped. I have many more stories about the people at that time that are incredibly beautiful and unlike any other place I've ever lived. (Continue)
kate78 replied most recently with:
i am moved here from NYC like May-6 th 2014 with my kids and izmir-kusadasi-odemis nice small town people here they are likes my kids because we are Americans living here first time i liked that part... because local people here they admire Americans i like it ...
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burcugezek replied to the thread male or female roommate on the Turkey forum on July 20, 2014:
kate78 initially posted:
hi i am USA citizen call me Kate Please and living in izmir odemis moved here like may-6-2014 from Newyork and i have kids they are saw here very first time they like city and people here admire to my kids they are Americans but the thing is i feel alone here almost i need roommate ... feel FREE
burcugezek replied on July 23, 2014 with:
I just posted a reply here but I do not see it so here we go again. Kate, I am only 30-40 mins from you. Just got back from Los Angeles where I spent twenty years. Feel equally out of context here so contact me asap ;)
burcugezek replied on July 23, 2014 with:
Kate, I am in a nearby town. Moved here from Los Angeles about a year ago. Feel free to contact me. We are only about 30 mins apart. PM me for phone number, etc.
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kate78 replied to the thread Adana, Turkey on the Turkey forum:
vurcen initially posted:
We are Americans looking for expat friends in Adana or close by cities. We are well-educated, easygoing; energetic and into lifestyles. Ages 38f and 47male. Our e-mail address vurcen@yahoo.com Let's get connected! Bonnie and Al
kate78 replied on July 20, 2014 with:
hey guys i am kind a far that place but just in case feel free give a call or send me a message cayli@att.net i am an AMERICAN too. take care
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kate78 replied to the thread moving to izmir in soon. on the Turkey forum:
shahlagat initially posted:
I will be moving to Izmir soon to study.Is there a kenyan expat currently studying/living there?
kate78 replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Hi there izmir is nice city but i do not know yet take care
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kate78 posted izmir turkish school public .. or private school on the Turkey forum on July 20, 2014:
hi i have three kids my kids are do not know turkish language or ABC i am still thinking what am i suppose to do cause private school is too expensive i mean still working on it
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lizard1976 posted Beads wholesale on the Turkey forum:
Morning all I am looking for an online vendor of beads. Particularly - Miracle glow beads. I have tried internet searches and cannot find a supplier that doesnt come from China. I have bought via China but the post can be delayed up to a month so needed a Turkey based seller. Any ideas would be very appreciated. Thanks
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rekip posted chinese teacher on the Turkey forum:
Im abdurekip im from china 25years old,i have came to istanbul two weeks i have taught 1year chinese i have certificate in chinese and i also can teach english,,,,,,,so i need a job ,,if you want to learn,,,plez contact me 05549009224
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