I have always been interested in other countries, back in 2007 I would never have thought I would ever have lived in Finland, and what happened I did with the thanks to my then girlfriend Natalie, ok I did break us up but if it was not thanks to her love for Finland I would never have visited. Back in 2012 I would never have imagined I would ever live in Greece, yet as we know from looking at my blog I did, and I met the most gorgeous girl I have ever met, yes Georgia I do still think you are amazing. Of course that ended and in 2017 I moved to Crete.

So when I applied to become a holiday rep again, changing from blue shirt to an orange shirt I was expecting to be placed in Greece, nope HR decided my skills and knowledge, and need is in Turkey. To be honest I was never expecting to ever visit Turkey, yet I never even thought I would visit most of the countries I have been too. However for the next 6 months I will be residing in Antalya. Unsure how I feel about this, mostly anxious and excited, first time I have lived somewhere a visa is needed, and somewhere completely different to what I know, after all Greece and Turkey do not get on very well. But you only live once!

By Bryan Deakin

Hello and welcome to my site, my name is Bryan Deakin, 35yr old from Scotland. A Dyspraxic, Poet, Blogger and Community Activist, I studieda BSc(Hons) Sustainable Development, at the University of Highlands and Islands. Lover of all things Greek and Finnish, and a keen and active member of Falkirk SNP. Prior I was Vice President of Simple Machines, and Project Manager at Simple Machines Forum (SMF).