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by steve
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Car Travel
Topic: Police and bribe money
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

Re: Police and bribe money

These days the more you pay, the longer you'll end up in prison! Years ago you might have been able to bribe your way out of a fine, but those days have long gone. If you get pulled over when driving it'll almost certainly be by the traffic police. They are a pretty professional and proud bunch and ...
by steve
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Car Travel
Topic: Travel from Northern Cyprus
Replies: 1
Views: 3285

Re: Travel from Northern Cyprus

I think this can be done, but the ferry to Mersin is pretty slow and miserable. It would also be incredibly unusual to see a South Cyprus car on the roads of Turkey. I wouldn't do it. I'm not saying it'd be a problem, but I wouldn't do it. It would be cheaper to hire a vehicle in Turkey. Not what yo...
by steve
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Talking Turkish
Topic: Sinan need your help, to help you learn some Turkish phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 43637

Re: Sinan need your help, to help you learn some Turkish phr

That's a shame, you were going to be my next stop for info Tom! Oh well, Sinan, if you are out there do get in touch.
by steve
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Talking Turkish
Topic: Sinan need your help, to help you learn some Turkish phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 43637

Re: Sinan need your help, to help you learn some Turkish phr

Sinan I hope you are well. I am sure lots of people have already told you this, but your podcasts are some of the very best available on the internet! I really hope that one day we might see some new episodes. I ahev tried to email you, but the email bounces back.
by steve
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Air Travel
Topic: help quick! (airport question!)
Replies: 1
Views: 2581

Re: help quick! (airport question!)

Transfer to SAW can be more difficult and expensive than IST.
by steve
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Air Travel
Topic: Purchase flights ahead of time??
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

Re: Purchase flights ahead of time??

I am really struggling to get Nevsehir flights from IST in August for anything like realistic money. Is it just because it is August? Would also condier Kayseri, but prices equally as mad.
by steve
Tue May 14, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: The Grand Bazaar
Topic: Jewellery in Istanbul
Replies: 0
Views: 8080

Jewellery in Istanbul

Thinking about buying a ring next time I am in Istanbul. I usually buy gold jewellery in Urgup and have been very happy with it in the past. Haven't ever bought anything liek this in Istanbul. I'm considering getting a diamond ring. Anyone have any reccomendations? I will be based in Beyoglu, so am ...
by steve
Wed May 08, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Istanbul Hotels
Topic: Looking for luxury style hotel for $200-250 per night
Replies: 5
Views: 5377

Re: Looking for luxury style hotel for $200-250 per night

Richmond is not as glam as Neorion. If you are spending most of your time away from the hotel then Richmond is a great location if you have done the sights in Sultanahmet. I wouldn't describe it as luxury style though.
by steve
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: ISTANBULKART
Replies: 13
Views: 15201

Re: ISTANBULKART

Am I correct in thinking that the Akbil will remain in operation for some time still?
by steve
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: 18 hans and other sites
Replies: 15
Views: 16574

Re: 18 hans and other sites

I've used economy for over six years both in Turkey (several times) and throughout Europe. I have had nothing but good experiences and unbeatable prices but I understand that everyone's experiences are different.