Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

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Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by ZY » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:59 am

Hi there!

I'm planning a vacation in December and was wondering if Amasra is a good place to consider as part of the itinerary. Will it be easy to find accommodation and will restaurants and shops remain open since it's winter? I've always wanted to visit Amasra but my trips to Turkey are always in autumn/winter. Another alternative is either Edirne or Goreme.

Would be happy to hear your views! Thanks!

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by steve » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:27 pm

I would go to Goreme. Amasra is a beach resort and even in August I didn't think it was worth more than one night.

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by ZY » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:57 am

Hmm... Ok. Thanks for your reply Steve!

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by steve » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:52 pm

I would reccomend Amasya though!

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by ZY » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:03 am

I've been to Amasya and it's beautiful :)

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by Tosun Saral » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:20 pm

December is winter all in Turkey. It rains or snows and will be cold. Cappadocia will be snow covered or rainy and cold. You must have your warm clothes and rain fest shoes. If you are coming from GB, Irland or Scandinavia, Hamburg, Poland I advice you to go to Alanya or Side, Fethiye. Side and Fethiye will be not crowded. But Alanya is quite big city. The attractions continue as in high season. My Alanya page will give you an idea how Alanya is in December
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/7d696/1c4d96/
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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by ZY » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:37 am

Thank you Tosun for your helpful suggestions. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to make a short trip to Bursa and spend the rest of the time in Istanbul. There are plenty that I've yet to discover in Istanbul. :)

Cheers!

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by Tosun Saral » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:54 pm

In Bursa you can have Turkish bath the hamam and you can take the sail lift to the 1st etage of the Mount Uludag which is snow covered and Turkish skiing resort. The skiing is at the 2nd etage. You must get a dolmus there. At 1st Etage there were little cottages for the visitors that serve sucuk (read: sujuck) grilled on wood fire. Sucuk is a kind of Turkish salami with many spices and garlic. It is delicious when grilled on fire. You can eat sucuk with Turkish bread on the snow.
Unfortunately they dont serve beer or alchol. :evil:
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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by ZY » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:16 am

Wow, great! That sounds like a plan! So do you think 2 days in Bursa is enough?

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Re: Planning Itinerary for Winter Vacation

Post by Tosun Saral » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:31 pm

2 days are enough. If you like you can prolong your stay. You can also drive to Mudanya, Bandirma for sea side restourant to eat fresh and cheep fish. You can eat the famous döner kebab of Bursa called "İskender Kebab". You must search the real kebab shop who makes İskender Kebab. There are many false iskender kebabs. It is served with yougurt.
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