Living in Turkey makes everyday interesting and living in a City here isn’t alway what it seems. Take my little tour of our Village within a City
We live in a City called Adapazarı, in Sakarya. The area of the city that we live in was once a village sitting on the outskirts of Adapazarı, which has now almost been totally absorb by the city.
Small village homes have been replaced by large apartment blocks and farm land has disappeared to create more space for the ever growing population. Everyday you will find a corner or field being built on for more new apartments.
The village has gone or so it looks, but if you look closer you will soon realise the village is still here. As the saying goes “You can take the Villagers out of the Village, but you can’t take the Village out of the Villagers”
A short walk around our area of Adapazaı soon reveals that we are indeed living in the village and not in the city. You will find many signs around our area that you are not really living in the city.
Those that no longer have fields or gardens to grow vegetables and fruit turn what spaces they have into gardens, you will find little plots tucked away between apartment blocks, in containers arranged outside of the front door or on a balcony or a verge or little plot of land taken over for growing food. It is something I love here, the way Turkish people make use of land or any available space for food rather than flowers like we do in the UK.
I love taking a walk around our area as you never know what you might find. While out on a walk recently we seen a man out walking his Turkeys, yes a Man Walking his Turkeys in Turkey! I nearly missed them though as they ran down the road to go scratch around in a little grassy area.
I love living in a Village within a City you never know what you are going to find and what may happen. I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of our home.
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