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Since joining Thorntree I have been delighted to read so many wonderful trip reviews.These are most often full of the small details so important and useful to independent travellers.How sad then that in time these slip down the forum pages and get lost or forgotten about.All that help…all that typing!So I have trawled through the last 12 months and collated all the trip reviews and,after equal amounts of bullying and flattery,Zabba(mmwwahh!)has agreed to make this a sticky,so it will now be at…

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Can you suggest any convenient means of transportation between these two cities? A bus company? Train (preferred)? Thank you

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Inspired by Saitkanarya's post immediately below, and found in her link -
"...10th annual Bebek Şenliği, three-days of activities, workshops and concerts that's guaranteed to be a great time. Some of the best acts in the country will be also be taking the stage in the long line-up of performers, which actually include a number of expat musical acts as well. Held in Bebek Park, the event starts off on Friday, May 27 at 3 p.m. with DJ performances followed by back to back concerts starting with

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If you are planning on visiting Turkey this summer you might be interested in combining it with a chance to learn a traditional Turkish craft at the same time.This is a great article on some of the workshops available this summer around the country-
http://www.dailysabah.com/expats-corner/2016/05/27/workshops-in-the-woods-a-learning-vacation-on-turkeys-coasts

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Is there a ferry from Kabatas or Karadoy to Bebek on a Saturday or a Sunday?
We are staying in a hotel in Karakoy. What is the best way to get to Bebek?

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Already discounting the time I would spend with going through security if I were to leave and come back again, I have about 4 hours to wait to take a connection at the Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul

I would really like to leave the airport and take a walk around in the city even if it's one hour or less. Do you guys think it's doable? What's the fastest non outrageously expensive way between the airport and the city?

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(From my mobile phone, sorry if there are any mistakes).
My (great, I have really enjoyed Turkey)trip is ending. Tomorrow I leave from Sabiha airport at 6 pm, so I still have a few hours in the morning, but I don't know what to do, we have already visited Topkapi palace, cistern, hagia sophia, blue mosque, arqueological museum, irene church, chora museum, mosaic museum, Dolmabahçe palace, rumeli fortress, gran bazar and spice bazar and done the bosphorus cruise. Any ideas? We are close to…

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I just returned from ten days in Trabzon, Artvin, Kars and Erzurum. We were two women traveling. In Trabzon we stayed at the Nur Hotel which is very convenient and pleasant. Be aware that Sumela is closed with no certain re-opening date. Apparently rocks were falling and it was dangerous. We spent two nights in Artvin where we hired a great driver who took us up into the mountains to check out the Georgian ruins. Beautiful country!! His name is Korkmaz and his cell is 0533 368 01 93. He…

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Am making a return trip to this area in June. Will fly to Trabzon, rent a car and have it about a week. Other than a few nights in Ayder, my itinerary is open to suggestions.

We've previously visited Sümela Monastery and Üzün Göl (Long Lake) and have driven the coastal highway between Rize and Fatsa. I'm not planning to cross over to the dry side of the mountains unless there's something of particular note to visit.

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I'm planning on travelling through Eastern Turkey in July/August and I just wanted to check the travel situation. I've always wanted to visit the area (especially places like Harran, Mardin, Urfa, Diyarbakir and Lake Van), but now that I finally have the time and money to go, the political situation has become rather more complicated!

A few weeks ago I spoke to a friend who lives in Ankara and he said that, as a foreigner, if I went to Diyarbakir, I would probably be deported, as the police are…