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by Tavsan
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visting Turkey Right Now

In spite of recent events, I still love traveling to Turkey and likely always will. I want to personally thank Tom for his piece on the this site addressing the Sultanahmet terrorist attack. We just returned from a little over two weeks in Turkey. We were there for Christmas and New Year's. We had a...
by Tavsan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Istanbul Restaurants
Topic: Seven Minutes to Asia: Limon in Uskudar
Replies: 0
Views: 6081

Seven Minutes to Asia: Limon in Uskudar

When we were living in Istanbul I would sometimes hop the ferry from Besiktas to Uskudar. Making one's way from the ferry dock to the main street behind the mosque (a business section of Uskudar) there is a great little place with some great eats called Limon. Not touristy at all and the do a great ...
by Tavsan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Istanbul Restaurants
Topic: Ciye Restaurant
Replies: 9
Views: 22345

Re: Ciye Restaurant

Love this restaurant!

Tavsan
by Tavsan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Istanbul Restaurants
Topic: cheap(ish) restaurants taksim area
Replies: 6
Views: 7272

Re: cheap(ish) restaurants taksim area

Simsek Pide right off Istiklal Cad is affordable great Pide. Some of the best anywhere but don't expect a lot of frills just great traditional pide. Headed on to Istiklal from Taksim past the independence monument there is a low rise round building. Turn right after that building. Address: Taksim Ca...
by Tavsan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: Phaselis under threat
Replies: 5
Views: 6188

Re: Phaselis under threat

We stayed at the Phaselis Resort last year and my only regret was not getting to visit the ancient site. The building on ancient sites or some how making them a part of a touristy money venture seems to be a pattern. It's all about money. There are some pristine beaches under threat as well. Once it...
by Tavsan
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visting Turkey Right Now

I am sorry I haven't checked in for a while. We are half-way through our year here in Turkey and we have discovered so many great places being on the long clock for visiting here. Yesterday we hosted some friends around in the rain as they are in town for only a few days. We managed to squeeze in 8 ...
by Tavsan
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visting Turkey Right Now

Tom: This makes things way more clear than they were this past weekend. I will share this with the rest of the family. I have a relative headed this way and they are fairly fluent in "public transportation" outside of cabs so I will make certain to get them a bus/metro/train/ferry pass for their sta...
by Tavsan
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visting Turkey Right Now

We were in Sultanahmet today and had the strangest thing happen. Usually, I give cab drivers a break. I tip better than average, don’t complain about them squeezing two or three liras extra out of a route by taking the long way, etc. Today my wife and mother-in-law (both Turkish) attempted to flag a...
by Tavsan
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visting Turkey Right Now

Tom: As always I find myself amazed with your site. Didn't even think to look this one up as we were out the door before we knew it that day. I am going to show this to my fellow travelers so they can better understand what we experienced although with regard to the mosque I think they understand th...
by Tavsan
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Travelers' Reports
Topic: Visting Turkey Right Now
Replies: 163
Views: 160031

Re: Visiting Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Pierre Loti Cafe

Recently, we took a trip from Beşiktaş to Haliç via the ferry system. Besiktas to Uskudar for a transfer, then back onto the Bosphorus and into the Golden Horn. The ride on the ferry boats was not all that slow and the views were amazing. The ferry system is quite affordable here and efficient. This...