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Cheers to New Beginnings!

Celebrating my Turkish residency

Earlier today, I donned my raincoat and hobbled* off to the Passport Polis office. It was pouring rain, so I was soaked by the time I got there and created quite a puddle while waiting my turn in line. After a short wait, the official looking Passport Polis man called me to his official looking desk.  I answered a few questions, signed a few documents, and he handed me my band-new Turkish Residence Permit and returned my Canadian Passport.

Then he said, see you in two years later and I headed back into the rain, a slight jaunt in my step for the walk home. Life is good!

Cheers to new beginnings!

*To give context about the "hobbling" part.

I accidentally started the New Year off with a 6 hour hike around the peninsula near Fethiye. It seemed like a nice, easy walk when I checked it out on the map, but ended up being about 25km - mostly along narrow, winding, steep, cliff-side roads overlooking the sea. Worth the effort though, the scenery was spectacular and I got some fabulous pictures.

Panorama of the sea captured on the Fethiye peninsula


Sometimes, small moments mark big milestones in the lives of expats. Do you have a memorable moment in your expat journey?  I'd love to hear your comments and feedback. Feel free to send me an e-mail to connect. And, if you enjoyed this article about Expat Life in Turkey, please consider sharing it on social media!

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