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Old 03-05-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Gyros and the bakeries in TS are sooo good. I loved to just go there for the food, but also the feeling of the area itself.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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I think Tarpon Springs is an incredibly neat little town, and once considered moving there myself. It does seem to be growing like crazy, tho'.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Ah...to be younger and not have children....oops! I didn't say that.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: West of Tampa :-)
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I have a few questions about Tarpon.
1. Is it more hurricane prone - if that makes any sense? I know it's florida so there is always a risk of hurricanes but is it common? Like I know Southern Florida supposedly got hit pretty hard but what about the Tampa/Tarpon area? Hopefully you sort of understand what I mean it's very early
2. What is the atmosphere like? Is it constantly hot? Lots of humidity.
3. Are there any real nice beaches there?

Any other info would be great!
Laila,

wow I wish I could give you a great answer..... on # 1 question... but don't think anyone can!
2. nope it's not constantly hot but from about July - End of October sometimes its VERY humid! but look at the positiv side its good for a great looking "skin" all that extra moisture
3. Howard Park is right there in Tarpon and then you got Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island just down the street in Dunedin... take Curlew Road all the way West you end up on Honeymoon Island!
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: West of Tampa :-)
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Gyros and the bakeries in TS are sooo good. I loved to just go there for the food, but also the feeling of the area itself.
omg I just love it there are you kidding me..... bakeries... yum yum that put a few pounds on my hips since I moved here from Germany but then the summer heat melts them away quickly, right? if you want mediterranean "flair" for a day or night go to the sponge docks sit in one of the outside restaurants and just enjoy watching people walk by... the ONLY thing I still cant get used to is that once you are done eating you get the check...in the US in general... in germany where I am from we used to go out to dinner and then sit for hours and chit chat and drink some wine or beer and then you would ask for your check but no one just "brings" it to you
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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There are a few restaurants and bakeries off the main drag that are really good. I wish I could remember the name of them. They aren't nearly as busy and you can take your time and enjoy.

I think it is because as a rule most ppl are always in a rush in the US. Of course, if there are ppl waiting then you are costing the restaurant money..
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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... the ONLY thing I still cant get used to is that once you are done eating you get the check...in the US in general... in germany where I am from we used to go out to dinner and then sit for hours and chit chat and drink some wine or beer and then you would ask for your check but no one just "brings" it to you
In Greece, the Greeks never rush you out the door. Greeks will sit for hours sucking on a couple of drinks while talking, laughing and talking. Sometimes the problem is getting the waiter to notice you. He's usually having a smoke and reading the sports page. Trust me, I know. I've been their enough and I still loved it. I do agree that if the place is really packed, with a huge line up waiting to get in, that maybe you should order more or move on, but in general I find the practice rude, and I usually won't return. Wait staff should never bring the bill without being asked for it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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By the way, I've been to Germany too. Always had a great time there. I lived on beer and schnitzel. The carnival in Koln was fantastic.
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