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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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Hi there
My husband and I are US citizens coming to Turkey the end of next month. We will be spending at least five weeks in Istanbul doing a house sit and then after that not sure. There is a good chance we would want to stay longer than the 90 days of our original visa. I see you can get a residence permit that allows for additional time. I was just wondering how similar the actual process of getting it is to the 'official' process? In my travels, I have noted there can be big differences. For…

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Hi,

I was just wondering about buses around Turkey. I'm looking at a bus from Istanbul to Bodrum. (I understand that I might have to change a few times?) And also a bus from Bodrum to Nevsehir. Would you recommend a bus or any other form of transport? Or if you did take a bus how was the trip? Was it safe? Is there a company you would recommend? etc) For buses is it best to book in advance? Or wait until I get to Turkey? and approximately how much would these bus trips cost?

Thanks in advance…

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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…