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Rural life, but in Turkey
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Sophia    Posted 11-17-2004 at 02:41:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I live in the country, but in a rural village in Turkey. My village is called Koycegiz and it is truly beautiful. The village itself is situated on a large lake (the 3rd biggest in Turkey) and is surrounded by huge mountain ranges.

On a rainy day, it kind of reminds me of the lake district or wales. But luckily, we don't have much rain here!!! There aren't many websites about Koycegiz, but there is one that is English and has photo's on it. Maybe some of your readers would like to have a look at how the other half live, country life in a different country.


Gerrit    Posted 11-17-2004 at 15:18:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Sophia,

Checked the website and I must say it looks beautiful around where you live. I always wanted to visit Turkey but I never made it. I have some good friends from your country. I met them when I lived in Holland, where I'm from originally. Right now I live in Puerto Rico, a beautiful island in the Caribbean.

~Lenore    Posted 11-17-2004 at 09:32:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Sophia,
Are you Turkish?
you communicate in English so well,
it just made me wonder.
I live in a small country town in Texas.
Do you raise animals or farm?
Please feel welcome here on our Country Living site.

Zenia    Posted 11-17-2004 at 08:58:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello, Sophia! I could not get the site to load, I'll try later. It sounds lovely. The Lake District is one of my favorite spots overseas, I have very fond memories of traveling there with my mother before she passed away. I would love to visit Turkey some day... My brother has been there. Have you seen the Turkish movie, "Journey of Hope"? It was a really good movie but oh my goodness it was so sad. About a Turkish family traveling to Switzerland, to find work.

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-17-2004 at 03:43:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your website took forever to load, even with cable modem. Not that I'll be looking for property in Turkey anyway; I've become pretty attached to the United States of America.

Zenia    Posted 11-17-2004 at 09:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna, no one wants you to move to Turkey. I think she chose the real estate site because it showed the scenery. It seems to me, country folk the world over have some things in common, don't you agree? A connection to the earth, for one thing that some city folks are missing.

I have traveled to many countries, many times, and all the continents except India, Africa and Antarctica. The people in Paris, Nice, and Milan were rude but the French and Italian country folks are the among the sweetest, kindest people on the planet. Kind of like firefighters... my ex is a fireman. The firemen we/ he/ I have met in Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Germany - I swear they are all cut from the same cloth as out American firefighters. Ditto, the rural volunteer fireman can sit at a table with an inner city fireman and swap stories like brethren.


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Grove r    Posted 11-17-2004 at 06:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Sophia, surely good to see how other parts of the world function, and to get a slant on other people, rather than to be wrapped up in our own miniscule educated mind is a broad mind with no room for self pity or indulgence of narrow minded ways. Thanks again, R.E.L.

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