Tag Archives: alone

Saying goodbye to Turkey and hello to England..

On Sunday I packed up my life into a suitcase once again, boarded the plane alone and arrived back in the UK, this time for longer. I’d been putting it off for weeks, but a month ago I booked my flight and tried to make the most of everyday I had left there in Turkey. Each […]

Calis from the hillside!

Two days ago we went for a long walk up to the furthest point of Calış beach and back again. We walked from our house all the way to Koca Çalış and up a hill at the far end of the beach – the views were lovely and I saw Calış/Fethiye from a whole new angle! The […]

Goodbye all over again..

When I woke up yesterday morning I knew it was going to be a long, hard day. The atmosphere for the past 3-4 days was different, reality set in for both of us that Berkay would be going back to Turkey soon – and everything just felt strange. Berkay packing his suitcase My alarm went off at […]

31 days, 1 hour and 18 minutes..

Last week was probably the hardest week I’ve had since I came back to England, and I’m not entirely sure why. I found myself spending more time crying in the office toilets, than actually sat at my desk doing work for the first half of the week,  and I’m not even exaggerating. It would be […]

Adapting to life back in the UK- Reverse culture shock.

I recently read a quote somewhere saying ‘the hardest thing about living abroad is returning home’. There have never been words more true. I may have been back ‘home’ for over 7 weeks now, but adapting to life back in the UK is not easy. After researching, I found out that what I am experiencing […]

Why am I moving back to England?

Lot of people have commented and messaged me asking why I’m going back to England, so I thought I’d explain. The main reason is money. We live off one pretty poor Turkish  wage. I cant find work here legally, I don’t have any qualifications or experience in teaching or in the travel/holiday rep area, I […]