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Old 12-17-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: DC
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Originally Posted by j_k_k View Post
You could have told us that stuff. I'd have saved myself a good deal of time and focused on other things.
It was useful to me! This will be our first venture into a non-predominantly-Christian country, so any tips are helpful.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Location: Texas
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I have a friend who is an expat American who lives in Sweden. She is in her 50s and went to Turkey a couple of years ago with a group of women around the same age as she. They had a marvelous time. They were treated very well and they showed great interest in the culture. In most of the nonWestern countries I have visited I find that if you show an interest in the country, culture and people you will be treated as an honored guest. It's a good thing to be aware of the cultural morés and jkk's post was right on the money with that information.

I think you and your mother will have a wonderful time.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:09 PM
Location: Southern Illinois
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I love love love Turkey--my all time favorite country. Istanbul was great, but I had a better time getting out into Cappadoccia and Ephesus. Do try the iskender kabobs while you're there--that is the best food I've ever eaten anywhere and I've been to at least 20 countries. If you do the Bosphorus cruise, you can get it a lot cheaper on public transport than the big tourist boats. Museum prices are ridiculous in Turkey though, and gas was $8 a gallon (items you can't bargain down), but otherwise stuff was reasonable.
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