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Latest Expat Experience: Life in Bodrum
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Jack Scott shares his experience of life in Bodrum
Bodrum was the bookie’s favourite from the start, an urbane, liberal oasis where we could live safely and unmolested. We briefly entertained the notion of living in Kas on the Turkuaz Coast where we had honeymooned. Kas is a sparkling Bohemian jewel, surrounded by a pristine hinterland that has been mercifully spared the worst excesses of mass tourism. But, its glorious isolation, protected by a wilting three hour drive from the nearest international airport, means that the town is effectively closed out of season and lacks those dull but essential full time services we all need to live in the material world: banks, supermarkets, hospitals and the like. We cast our eyes along the map. The coast running south-east of Kas towards Alanya has been colonised by the Germans and Russians and the string of major resorts running north - Fethiye, Marmaris, Altinkum and Kusadasi - attract legions of bargain basement Brits. It was no surprise that the odds on favourite won by a mile...
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