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Old 05-07-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I live in Turkey and I won the greencard. Would you like to see a Turkish family among you? How does this make you feel? Thank you in advance for the answers ..

I doubt most folks would even care, other than to learn a little about your country. If you take the time to learn the area, the people, and our culture, most of us would love to learn the same about yours. The folks who have trouble fitting in are the folks who try to change us into the same type of place they came from. Those people who try to assimilate are the ones who truly win in finding a new home.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Hello to everyone
I live in Turkey and I won the greencard. Would you like to see a Turkish family among you? How does this make you feel? Thank you in advance for the answers ..
Be prepared to share native foods. Many Texans are fond of exotic foods, and when someone arrives from a country that doesn't already have local restaurants serving that cuisine, we'll be asking about how you prepare typical dishes.

A big part of Texas hospitality is centered around food. We like to eat, and we love to feed people. If you also like to try new foods and to feed folks, you'll fit right in.

Since this thread is about moving to Amarillo, there's a sizable (not huge, but there) Muslim population in Amarillo, if that helps.

Congratulations on receiving a green card, and enjoy your time in Texas.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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I thank everyone for taking the time to share their valuable ideas. It may take a little more time for a year to come, because of the process here. But now I am more confident that it is definitely a place I want to settle. And losttechnician I strongly agree with you ... Arkay66 Thank you very much for your good wishes I want to meet you once in a while I greet ...
Thanks again and have a nice day..
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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Default How is the climate and the living in Amarillo, Texas (Turkey: new home, restaurants)

Ummmm…….Suggest you try Austin or Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston or even San Antonio. I don't think that Amarillo will be your glass of cay, if you know what I mean. There is a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and anti-Muslim sentiment in that part of Texas.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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Ummmm…….Suggest you try Austin or Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston or even San Antonio. I don't think that Amarillo will be your glass of cay, if you know what I mean. There is a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and anti-Muslim sentiment in that part of Texas.
To be fair, a lot of Turkish women don't wear a veil. Without any obvious religious gear, most people will probably think they are some kind of Hispanic until they speak.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:11 AM
 
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If you are a christian... you should be good. If not, probably safer to live in one of the bigger cities.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Amarillo actually has a very large refugee population relative to its size especially from Southeast Asia. I am an Arab man and I just had to work there for a week and I found the people very welcoming. That said, they may very well have thought I was Hispanic.

That said, a Houston or Dallas is going to be much more diverse across the board.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Amarillo, Texas
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There are people of persian and arab descent and also muslims from places like Africa in Amarillo, and of various economic status, but they're most minority communities (I say "communities" because the city is economically segregated, with the poorer 1st and 2nd generation populations concentrated toward the northeast part of town and the wealthier/middle classes concentrated to the southwest).

The people here are by-and-large friendly, but it's also still a predominantly white, ultraconservative region of Texas: Trump Country. There are some bigots, I'm afraid. For instance, I'm about 90% sure this one unmarked storefront is a mosque, and that it doesn't label itself as such in order to avoid unwanted attention. Anyway, there are a small number of halal markets and restaurants.

Hope your move goes well!
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Vietnamese folks seem to have integrated into Amarillo pretty well. You might want to do a google search of Somali's in the Dumas area (50 miles north of Amarillo). They are having a hard time assimilating. I think it's partly because the women refuse to learn to drive and although the children speak English, they are not interested in learning Spanish. This is all second hand info that I've gotten from people I know who live there.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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Also, when if you're in Amarillo and say you're from Turkey, people might think you're from the tiny town in the panhandle about 100 miles from Amarillo. If they're happy with that and you're happy with that then just go with it. Keeping in mind there is also a tiny town 30 miles south of Amarillo called Happy...
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