Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Safety in Finike, Turkey

I have had several people ask about our safety while living in Turkey.

Life here has been full of wonderful people. When we first arrived in September, 2015 we were stared at a lot being foreigners in a truly Turkish community with little to know tourism. As time has passed we have been welcomed whole heartedly into schools, homes and the community.  From being served tea at the pharmacy to being offered tea at the local hardware shop. We have been treated with the utmost respect and with open arms. It will be hard to leave this wonderful part of Turkey.

The locals here live simply. It is an agricultural area and has some of the best produce I have encountered. Our meals are so full of wonderful fresh food.

It saddens me to hear of the unrest that this country is dealing with in other areas and that is spreading to other parts of the world.

It is so full of history from the Lycians, Romans and Ottomans. We just can't see it all. The weather has been nothing short of spectacular and the cost of living extremely reasonable.

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