A few years ago I was chatting with a Turkish teacher friend in London about her trip home to her family’s tiny village in central Turkey. She told me how she’d taken her parents the usual sack-load of mainstream souvenirs from her global travels. Her Mum’s response “Thanks…but please just bring … [Read more...] about Building bridges – Naturally
Many years as a professional project manager drilled into me the discipline of sharing with others your lessons learned at the end of any project. And this was SOME project! So here it is, the story of my path to Turkish residency. Hope it helps. Why am I here? That’s a long story. In a nutshell, … [Read more...] about Turkish Residency (Ikamet) – lessons learned
For years I’ve quietly harboured a simple, secret dream – to find a small, peaceful village somewhere in the milder, sunnier southern regions of Turkey where I might live a healthy, outdoors life, planting and growing green things in the earth. A simple life, surrounded by nature and the warmth … [Read more...] about Turkish village – paradise or ‘pipe-dream’?
The Idea: To identify community groups in Turkey which may benefit from receiving training and support in the development of “project skills for life”. Training would be provided on a voluntary basis by project management practitioners, teachers, or other trained volunteers. The simple … [Read more...] about Turkey: Life is a Project (Hayat bir Projedir)
It’s been an interesting observation during my latest trip to Turkey. During stays in Antalya. Izmir and Istanbul. I noticed for the first time just how many Turkish acquaintances, old and new, suggested they’d like to “make a project” with me. It’s something I hadn’t particularly noticed on … [Read more...] about The Turkish Entrepreneur – Let’s make a project!