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by David Morgan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: Istanbul taxi fares up by 15%
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Istanbul taxi fares up by 15%

While the opening fare was raised to 4 Turkish Liras ($1.17), the fare per kilometer rose to 2.5 liras ($0.73), according to a decision announced by Istanbul’s Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME). Therefore, the short-haul amount increased from 8.75 liras to 10 liras ($2.93). Hürriyet Daily N...
by David Morgan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Car Travel
Topic: HGS Card in Tasucu
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: HGS Card in Tasucu

There's a PTT in Taşucu where I assume you can get one. See Tom's page about HGS.
by David Morgan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Train Travel
Topic: İstanbul-Sofia train service restarting
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

İstanbul-Sofia train service restarting

As announced in Hürriyet

I wonder what the travel options to the station at Halkalı are like.
by David Morgan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Sumela Monastry
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Sumela Monastry

Not until August 2018, according to this list.
by David Morgan
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Good Books on Turkey
Topic: 14 days in Turkey
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: 14 days in Turkey

turkeytom wrote:take the sleeper train to Izmir.

Tom Brosnahan
That's a good idea. I see the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) website is a lot better than it used to be.
by David Morgan
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond

turkeytom wrote:I remember those taxi fares from the airport: surprisingly expensive.

Tom Brosnahan
I've never minded the approx. 50TL taxi fare from the airport to Kaleiçi, at about 3TL per km. Have you been spoilt by İstanbul's 2TL per km?
My advice is not to take a taxi in Kalkan where it's 6TL per km.
by David Morgan
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond

Good for visiting Perge - just 15mins' walk from the Aksu tram stop.
by David Morgan
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Antalya tram being extended to airport and beyond

I was recently on Aspendos Bulvarı and the D400 and I noticed the tram line now goes way out of Antalya, into the airport and out to Aksu and EXPO 2016. I'm not sure that it's running all the way yet. There's a timetable on this airport website . EDIT: It seems that it's now running to the airport f...
by David Morgan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Help with planning upcoming trip.
Replies: 1
Views: 2129

Re: Help with planning upcoming trip.

In Pamukkale I always recommend the Venus Hotel because I've stayed there 3 times and have been happy with it. If I had a higher budget I might try the Hal-Tur overlooking the travertines. Patara might be a good option for a quiet place on the coast, and close to several ancient Lycian sites. Re: ca...