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by AT03
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Good Books on Turkey
Topic: Bright Sun, Strong Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 11491

Re: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

Tom, I bought your book at Bookshop in Istanbul on Divan Yolu. There were two different copies, and I just picked one and bought it. There were some copying mistakes in the book that made me wonder if it was a photocopy. I hope it wasn't. I didn't think that Bookshop, after being in that location fo...
by AT03
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Good Books on Turkey
Topic: Bright Sun, Strong Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 11491

Re: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

I just read your book and absolutely loved it. When you describe your first day of teaching when you say good morning and the students say 'SAWL!!' I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. I am also a teacher and worked briefly in Turkey, so I knew what you were talking about. That and so many other ...
by AT03
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Women Travelers in Turkey
Topic: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman
Replies: 5
Views: 8021

Re: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman

I just realized you said you decided on Kas and Konya. Much better choice than Ayvalik. I briefly visited Konya with a student group and we visited the Mevlana museum. Fantastic. I wish we'd had more time there. Konya is very conservative, so consider that when planning your wardrobe. But we did not...
by AT03
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Women Travelers in Turkey
Topic: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman
Replies: 5
Views: 8021

Re: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman

I found Ayvalik on the map today and asked my friends about it. We were on our way to Bergama. Ayvalik is not far from there. One of my friends went there for a short holiday and said it is so not worth it. She said it was so disappointing. If it's beaches you want, there are okay beaches near Selcu...
by AT03
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Women Travelers in Turkey
Topic: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman
Replies: 5
Views: 8021

Re: Travelling in Turkey as a solo Indian-Australian woman

Hi Pinkeagle, I have spent a lot of time traveling alone, and a lot of time traveling alone in Turkey. I am from the US. In fact, I am in Turkey, alone, right now as I write this. I hope I can help you with your questions about safety and itinerary. I'll address safety first. I have been to all the ...
by AT03
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Bus Travel
Topic: Is there a bus from Aliaga to Bergama?
Replies: 0
Views: 3133

Is there a bus from Aliaga to Bergama?

I understand the Izmir subway now goes as far north as Aliaga. Does anyone know if there is a bus from Aliaga to Bergama?
by AT03
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: The Grand Bazaar
Topic: Truly unique and handmade Turkish towels
Replies: 0
Views: 4018

Truly unique and handmade Turkish towels

If you're looking for a truly unique, handmade gift from Turkey, or just something luxurious for yourself, go to the Arasta Bazaar and check out Jennifer's Hamam. Jennifer is a Canadian who has lived in Turkey several years. Her first business was a very successful cafe in Sultanahmet, but after a c...
by AT03
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Turkish Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking class in Istanbul or Izmir
Replies: 0
Views: 3415

Cooking class in Istanbul or Izmir

Has anyone ever taken the cooking classes offered on this website by Cooking Alaturka or the other one from Selin who offers a class that takes place in Urla? Just wondering what your experience was like. I'm very interested in a cooking class in Turkey and the price for Cooking Alaturka seems prett...
by AT03
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: is çiğ köfte really banned?
Replies: 14
Views: 13869

Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

I had çiğ köfte made with bulgar and it was delicious. I am also not a fan of raw meat, so the spicy bulgar version wrapped in lettuce leaves was fine with me. It was one of my favorite things to eat in Turkey. I bought it from the same guy so many times he told me I was turning into a real Turk.
by AT03
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: SIM card runaround
Replies: 4
Views: 5582

Re: SIM card runaround

If I am going to be traveling in Turkey for 10 days, do you think it is worth it to get a SIM card? I lived in Turkey, but that SIM card has long been inactive. I just want to get one I can use for a few days. I did this in India and Morocco, but it seems like it is more difficult in Turkey. I've ne...