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Life in the country

Hi there,

My name is Tigerman and I have been living in down on the Turkish Mediterranean coast for the past 20+years. I am a widower after suddenly loosing  my wife to cancer 5 years ago. During my working life I have worked in 14 different counties mainly in the Mid & Far East and North Africa. I am very much involved in nature and the environment and belong to numerous organisations re this. I also like writing and have had several articles published.

The area where I live is known as the Turkish Rivera due to its outstanding beauty, which fortunately, has not followed other places that have been spoilt by the building of masses of tightly packed high rise apartment blocks. The resort town of Kemer, which is close to my home offers visitors a large array of sporting activies both on land and sea. A new attraction that has come about after a trial run last year is the Red Bull, Sea to Sky event in which riders on specially equipped  trials bikes ride from a starting point where the river meets the sea near Kiris, up to the summit of the Tathil mountain. This being the home of the 2nd longest and highest cableway in the world.

Many people ask why as an Englishman I live where I do. I tell them that once they have seen where I live they will know why.


Posted 13/02/2011 by Tigerman

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  1. Dear Colin Guest,

    I wrote you the following e-mail in March, but I’m guessing you don’t use that e-mail anymore. Please let me know any changes (in content, links) you would like to the repost on Retire Turkey, and I will make them.

    Best Regards,

    Arianne Rivard-Ekinci

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Arianne Rivard
    Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
    Subject: Permission for use of article segments on our blog
    To: cjguest2001@yahoo.com

    Dear Colin Guest,

    I would like to make sure that it is okay with you that we use segments (about 900 words total) of your article “Retirement in Turkey” originally published on ‘Retirement and Good Living’ on September 20, 2014. Your article is one of the best I’ve seen on the subject – certainly the most honest one I’ve seen that is both thorough and concise. it has a lot of solid information that I would like to share with a bigger audience.

    Our blog (Retire Turkey), although affiliated with Milan Estate Agents, is not commercial. The main purpose is to create a central of articles, opinions, resources and advice for foreigners considering retirement or purchasing property in Turkey. The owner of Milan is my cousin-in-law, and I decided to work with him to create this blog after talking to my parent’s friends (all in their 60’s and 70’s) about retirement and Turkey.

    Our main target audience is actually Americans. As you’re probably aware, the US economy tanked in 2008 and many people expecting to retire comfortably lost their 401k’s (pensions) and sometimes their houses, greatly reducing the amount they have to retire on. As an American myself, I think the Mediterranean has a lot of great places for Americans on a tighter budget to still retire comfortably.

    However, many Americans think Turkey is part of the Middle East and believe its seas to be teeming with terrorists – two friends of my mother’s who will be visiting us this summer joked that they were thankfully too old to be bride kidnapped or forced into the army. I think the only time I was ‘kidnapped’ in Turkey was when I was forced to drink seven cups of tea and consume two mounds of cake over an extended visit with distant inlaws… Thus, I want to use this blog as a place to challenge and change perceptions, to show the many facets of daily life and living abroad in Turkey, to open retirement in Turkey up as a possibility, and to provide practical information to people considering the move.

    I’m writing to you because after I posted the reblog (with full attribution to Retire and Good Life where the article originally appeared, and a link to the original) I received one of the rudest messages I’ve ever seen from Simone Harrison basically accusing me of illegally stealing content and publishing copyrighted materials. As a PhD fellow in the social sciences (University of Chicago) I’m pretty familiar with the difference between plagiarism and quoting with attribution, and what I did was definitely the latter. Odd thing is, their website has no section delineating their requests concerning quoting and reblogging, and I heard nothing back from her after noting that there is no account of the company in the US (it’s supposedly registered in NYC).

    So, as you are the actual author of the post, I would like to ask for your permission instead. If it is okay with you, I would like to leave up the selected sections, as I believe they provide pertinent information for potential readers. As you can see, I have attributed the post to you, and included links to your author’s page, personal website and e-book on Amazon.

    Please let me know if you have any comments or requests.

    Best Regards,

    Arianne Rivard-Ekinci

    • Hi Arianne Rivard -Ekinci,

      So sorry for not replying back in 2015 but I never saw your comment until just now July 8th 2017. I had no problem with your using my article and pleased that you found it interesting.
      Should you wish to contact me please use my Gmail account.

      Best regards and my apologies for not replying at the time of your message.

      Colin Guest

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