A Russian Woman Shares How Life Is In Istanbul,Turkey After Marrying A Turkish Man
Everyone tried to scare her, by telling her stories about the consequences of marrying a Turkish guy. After a year of marriage, she started hearing even more inappropriate tips like, “Don’t have children, if you decide to get a divorce, you’ll never see them again.” Now that they have 2 kids.
Their relationship has changed a lot. She used to work in Russia before getting married. But now she is a housewife her husband works and provides for the family with everything. With a genuine feeling to his support and protection.
Break Fast In Turkey
Their morning breakfast be like sausages, olives, and jam in the morning. Thanks to an unusual meat roasting technique, all the fat drops off of the meat. Speaking of food, almost all desserts in Turkey are covered with sugary syrups.
Main courses are prepared using tomato paste and huge amounts of oil. And each street cafe sells something called shawarma (a Middle Eastern dish.) Turkish people call it döner, which means “rolling.” They believe pork is not healthy at all and that it smells bad.
Walking around the house in shoes is not acceptable at all.
If you go to your friend’s house, you must take off your shoes even before you go entre their house. Turkish people don’t wear shoes at home at all. So it’s not surprising that Americans’ habits shock the locals. It’s also a must to take off your shoes before entering a mosque.
Good education in Turkey is either for clever or wealthy people. Your child will have a chance to go to a public kindergarten only after they turn 4 years old . In private schools, you have to pay for everything from food, school and sports uniforms.
Your child from the very first year of school, has to have an iPad to have an opportunity to do some tasks online. The total sum is usually comes around €3,000 per year.
Couple & Family Tradition
Today, there are many couples that don’t hide their relationships from their parents, travel together, and rent an apartment together . But in some small towns, there are strict traditions that must be observed.
In the Eastern part of the country, cousins even have to get married at their families discretion, they don’t even get to go out together before the wedding.
Women give birth to children in private maternity hospitals. The prices vary from €150 to €3,000 and some of the expenses are partially covered by their obligatory insurance. C-sections are a really common procedure here for a couple of reasons.
It’s more convenient for the doctor, and many women are afraid of labor. You’re allowed to go home the next day after giving birth to a baby if everything’s fine .
Medical tourism is developing really fast.
All the technology and equipment that exists in the best hospitals is as great as American and European, and the prices are 20-30% lower.In most cases, people travel to Turkey to undergo plastic procedure, body contouring, and nose or lip contouring.
When you spot men with bandages on their heads. it indicates they’ve recently undergone a hair transplant procedure. Stomach Botox is another popular procedure here that neutralize the work of certain muscles in your body.
Expenses in Turkey
Renting a villa costs around €1,000 a month. Renting an apartment costs approximately €200 a month. Renting a car costs around €31 a day and renting a bicycle is somewhere around €15 a day.
Food from a supermarket at €30 for a week . A cup of coffee costs 78 cents, a cup of tea is half the price of a cup of coffee. The average bill for dinner at a restaurant with a sea view costs €43, but At a local pizzeria, you’ll spend around €6.
There are a lot of historical monuments. For example, Galatasaray Hamamı was built in the 15th century by order of Sultan Bayezid II. This hammam was also visited by John Travolta who’s famous for tipping $100 there.
It’s convenient to travel between cities by train and the first and the last carriages are first class carriages. It’s better to buy seats there since they’re only around 50% more expensive. There are only 16 seats in these carriages, and there is free Wi-Fi, dinner, and free drinks every 30 minutes.
Be careful when you go to the market.
Turkish people say nice things, treat you with their goods, and give “huge” discounts, but they’re really, really sly. So you should always open and check thoroughly wrapped bags that vendors give to you. At the market, pick fruits and vegetables on your own.
You can consider yourself Turkish when you follow these
After drinking your morning coffee, you turn your cup upside down to know what your destiny is preparing for you, even when uninvited guests come to you, you show them that you’re incredibly are happy to see them and you try to persuade them that you’ve cooked delicious cake specially for them.
While your in a cafe, you don’t split the bill amougst your guest, infact you insist to pay the bill. You can honk and also hang out of the car window and yell at other drivers.
You kiss a person on their cheek, even if you’ve just met them for the first time. Yogurt isn’t a dessert for you, but an addition to any main course.
And there you are a perfect Turkish Man / Woman, with all the traditions and rituals with a perfect Turkish lifestyle.
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