Hello friends. Almost the entire July 2022, our relatives from Novosibirsk visited us in Antalya. This is not the first time they have been in Turkey, but they have never lived outside a hotel for a long time.
We walked around the city, went to the markets, went to local attractions, and in the end, at the end of their vacation, they started talking in all seriousness about moving to Turkey…< /p>
What did they do in Turkey whole month
They arrived on their own, having managed to buy very cheap tickets. The flight Novosibirsk-Antalya-Novosibirsk (with a change in Moscow) cost them 80,000 rubles not for a family (two adults, two children and a baby).
They had a very rich program in Turkey:a couple of days to see local sights, then a week in a good five-star hotel, then an independent vacation with immersion in ordinary life (markets, walks, a hospital, etc.) and in the end again a hotel, but without “all inclusive” and in very beautiful place (Caraly village).
Reason for moving< /h2>
Antalya leaves no one indifferent, especially people from Siberia. Already a week before departure, our relatives in all seriousness began to discuss a plan for a possible move to Turkey in September. The reasons are the same as for most of those who moved (including ours):
1. Mild climate and favorable ecology;
2. Gorgeous nature: the sea, mountains, forest, great beaches – and all this right in the city;
Antalya City Beach
3. Delicious fruits and vegetables all year round;
4. Low prices;
5. Comfortable living conditions;
6. Large Russian-speaking diaspora and generally very good attitude towards Russian-speaking people.
7. Very easy procedure for obtaining a residence permit.
Reasons NOT to move
But when they returned to Novosibirsk, their enthusiasm for the move subsided as expected. The main reason is children!
Our nephews in Novosibirsk study at a very good gymnasium, attend a music school and also go to a bunch of different sections, such as fencing, skiing, hockey, robotics, chess, etc.
In Antalya, of course, there are some sections for children, but their quality cannot be compared with Russian ones. In Russia, they want to make champions out of children, but here they just have to entertain.
So in terms of children's education, especially when To do all this, to decide on such cardinal changes is almost unrealistic. And this is understandable.
Besides, it will be uncomfortable for children to rearrange themselves. When the niece was told: “Let's move to Turkey! It’s just that you will have new friends, and they will speak Turkish”, the niece, to put it mildly, was shocked))
Naturally, after thinking about “new friends who speak Turkish”, the children can no longer be persuaded to move.
They wrote their thoughts about moving to Turkey here.
Well, I hope that, despite the failed move, they will come to us more often now. It's good for us in winter too! There is even a Russian Santa Claus! And hotels are very cheap in winter)
Thank you for your attention, your Mom at the Sea.