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Places to speak Turkish
1.       bod
5999 posts
 18 Jul 2006 Tue 09:27 pm

When I am in Turkia I really want to speak Turkish......
And I also want to get away from the tourist areas!

Can anyone suggest the sort of places to go to be able to meet Turks and speak Turkish but where I won't be laughed at because of my bad Turkish!!! Somewhere that the Turks speak no English would be better as then I am forced to speak Turkish

Would a mayhane be the best place for this kind of experience?

2.       sultani
141 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 01:28 am

hmmm
i remember going to live with my fiances parents in the winter months, in a small mountain village! no english speakers what so ever! kind of thrown in at the deep end! it was the best way for me!!! i had no choice but to speak Turkish and it made me learn!

3.       _Canlı
175 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 01:43 am

Sultanı?

Which village was it ? and how was it to live there ?won't be like big crowded city ofcourse,if you didn't hear a car passing by ,you would start to get worried,,lol
you liked living there ?

4.       sultani
141 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 01:49 am

Quoting _Canlı:

Sultanı?

Which village was it ? and how was it to live there ?won't be like big crowded city ofcourse,if you didn't hear a car passing by ,you would start to get worried,,lol
you liked living there ?



i doubt you will know the name of the village, but it is in Muğla, very remote and at the top of a mountain!!! very traditionally Turkish! no cars! and no roads! just dirt tracks!! and donkeys! one dolmus that took ALL the village people to the local town, 1 hour down the mountain, it was hard to live their! but i learnt so much, and i loved the experience! a huge eye opener to "real" turkish life! thankgod my fiance spoke english!

5.       _Canlı
175 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 01:55 am

Do you think it is easy for a city person,who have been raised and lived in a city,to live in köyler ?
Ofcourse at first there would be fascination of the place and nature, but for how long would this person handle to stay there,can it be a life time ?

6.       sultani
141 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 02:00 am

Quoting _Canlı:

Do you think it is easy for a city person,who have been raised and lived in a city,to live in köyler ?
Ofcourse at first there would be fascination of the place and nature, but for how long would this person handle to stay there,can it be a life time ?



a city person, a turk or foreigner??
i am english and at first it was fun, everything was different! i lived in a village for various periods of time, 3 months, 4 months, but the longest period at one time was 6 months, and in the winter, at the end of the 6 months i was insane!!! its very boring! i very much doubt you can live there a lifetime! maybe if you are a Turk from a city but definately not for a foriegner! village life and mentality is so different!

i passed my days, trying to sleep as much as possible to make the days pass quicker! i used to help cook, help with the animals, most village people have cows, chickens and goats...... but you run out of things to keep you busy very quickly! but like i mentioned before its an experienece i will keep with me! and i am proud of!

7.       _Canlı
175 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 02:21 am

ohh i see,but there are some villages which are more civilized than this ,right ?at least got markets,a mall,a cinema,a school,maybe only one of each,i guess

i think it won't coast much to live in villages ?

İ never been to a country before,my city always awake and alive

İ wish when i go to Türkiye,i live in the country,among the beautiful nature,so i was asking would it be easy ?

8.       sultani
141 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 02:37 am

Quoting _Canlı:

ohh i see,but there are some villages which are more civilized than this ,right ?at least got markets,a mall,a cinema,a school,maybe only one of each,i guess

i think it won't coast much to live in villages ?

İ never been to a country before,my city always awake and alive

İ wish when i go to Türkiye,i live in the country,among the beautiful nature,so i was asking would it be easy ?



they are towns not villages, it doesnt cost much to live in a village, where i lived people grew their own fruit and vegetables, they had chickens for meat and eggs, cows for milk and yogurt...........

if you live in a town yes you will be ok!

but in a village i would say no!

9.       _Canlı
175 posts
 19 Jul 2006 Wed 02:42 am

i see

Thx for your help

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