A Life in Göcek
Hi, my name is Val Dickson and my husband Pete and I have been coming to Göcek on holiday since 2001. We have decided to spend a considerable part of the year in this lovely town and these short articles
are a record of some of our experiences in moving from holidaymakers to residents. I can be contacted
via email at email@example.com or by mobile on 0539 465 5709
A couple of weeks ago I told the tale of ordering some new knobs for our cooker. We had a call from Arcelik saying that the knobs would be delivered last Saturday. The guy arrived just after 9 a.m. with a set of new knobs and fitted them onto the cooker easily. He then confused me by saying he needed a password from my telephone! I checked and there was a text from Arcelik giving a password which he had to input into his own phone. This presumably confirmed that he had carried out the work and was therefore entitled to be paid! I have never come across this before…..it’s amazing how efficient Turkey can be sometimes.
I mentioned last week that there appears to be a new shop coming in next to Nursel’s Antik Hediye shop (just up from West café). I am now told that this will be an upmarket dress boutique with a dress costing around 1,000 tl (£200). I can’t wait!!
Down here in southern Turkey we don’t have the benefit of railway services – a great pity after I read this article on the Eastern Express, which runs from Ankara to Kars in the north.(CLICK HERE). Ankara is an 8 hour drive from Gocek (although I suppose you could fly) which makes it a lengthy trip. Shame.
Next Sunday will see British Summer Time starting in the UK. At least then we shall only have two hours’ time difference, thank goodness. A 3-hour delay has really confused me this winter….all right, I know, I get easily confused!!
8th October 2017