The company I am currently working for is expanding its offices overseas and I have been offered a position to oversee one of them. Istanbul, Turkey is the office they want me to manage. To say I was tremendously shocked would be an understatement. Of course, a significant pay raise would coincide with this exciting opportunity. My company is going to help me find temporary housing and finance it for the first year. I just had to find residential property in Turkey for sale or rent. This is going to be exciting and scary at the same time as I know nothing about the culture and traditions of Turkey.
After a good bit of research, I found a website that can help me find housing in Turkey. Their website was very informative and described some really nice properties. I sent an email to an agent describing the situation and what I was looking for. Because of the seven hour time difference, it may be a bit difficult to communicate with them. But, I am a very patient and flexible person and have full faith that we can make this work. I’m patiently waiting for them to get in touch with me. I hope they speak English as I don’t know a single word in Turkish.
While I was waiting to hear back from a property agent from Turkey, I thought it would be a pretty good idea to do a bit of research on their customs and traditions. This was an easy and fun task for me. In addition to that, I would also need to find out the proper procedures I needed to follow to obtain a work visa and see what other paperwork or documentation I would need. I am also going to speak to my doctor to see if he thinks there are any vaccinations I need to get before traveling to Turkey. This is going to be a great adventure.