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Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:03 am
by Magowan
I thought it would be a laugh, me.

How I long for good old England again.

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:25 am
by Hedley Irwin
And is there honey still for tea?

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:28 am
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Er, whats all this about then?

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:56 pm
by Magowan
Ah, it's no fun out here in Turkey. It's a pity as I thought the experience of living in another country would be like it would in "Auf Pet". God only knows what Oz would've made of all this.

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:15 pm
by AWP Corsa Tim
I always heard Turkey was a bit iffy... is it??

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:51 pm
by AlreetPal
Should imagine it is, Abdul's are unclean in their habits.

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:53 pm
by Tracy
I thought they would have made you welcome, "aahhh you English, the English are always welcome here !"

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:58 am
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Its a tough change, but if you stick it out it gets better.
I was in Spain for 10 years, with the first couple being very hard, but doable.
What made it better for me was having friends move a few months before, so knowing they were there was a huge help. As of today, 90% of the people I got to know are now back in the UK or elsewhere. Funny old world innit?

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:20 pm
by AWP Corsa Tim
It bloody is.. My first time EVER going out the UK was in October as you know to NYC and i think for a trip its all good, but to live there would be bloody hard as hell, theres lots of things here i would miss even though the country is in a SHITTER state these days..

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:23 pm
by Magowan
AWP Corsa Tim wrote:I always heard Turkey was a bit iffy... is it??
Well, I do tend to get dizzy spells since I first moved out here. Mind you, a few of the ex-pats have fallen victim to a virus doing the rounds.
AlreetPal wrote:Should imagine it is, Abdul's are unclean in their habits.
On one instance; when you use the bog, you need to put your tissue papers in a specially made bin.
Tracy wrote:I thought they would have made you welcome, "aahhh you English, the English are always welcome here !"
They do for the most part. Such excellent people.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet wrote:Its a tough change, but if you stick it out it gets better.
I was in Spain for 10 years, with the first couple being very hard, but doable.
What made it better for me was having friends move a few months before, so knowing they were there was a huge help. As of today, 90% of the people I got to know are now back in the UK or elsewhere. Funny old world innit?
Thank you for the advice, mate. And yes, it is a funny old world indeed.
AWP Corsa Tim wrote:... theres lots of things here i would miss even though the country is in a SHITTER state these days..
I agree with that. I never thought I would miss the BBC.

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:20 am
by Tracy
Hey Mac, can ya ask one of the Turks to translate what Kemal says to Ulli when Oz leaves the massage parlour ? Now that Brown Eyed Boy has done the rest loike.

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:51 pm
by KismetsNotAName
Lived abroad for nearly 3 years. Loved it. Came home nae homes nae jobs nae nowt.. Mind still Home like

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:41 pm
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Tracy wrote:Hey Mac, can ya ask one of the Turks to translate what Kemal says to Ulli when Oz leaves the massage parlour ? Now that Brown Eyed Boy has done the rest loike.
Brilliant! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:45 am
by Magowan
An update on my position. I really am now enjoying where I am in Turkey to the point where I now can't drink a pint of English ale instead of their own brand of beer. Plus, the country has so many sights and pleasures to offer. Guess I didn't look hard enough before...

Re: Living abroad isn't all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:11 pm
by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Nice one chief! It's tough, everyone thinks it's a piece of piss, it's just like the UK, you have bills to pay and the same day to day shite to put up with. The only difference is the weather!