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Sadly 10 people were killed in yet another senseless attack this time at the international terminal of Ataturk airport (Istanbul) in Turkey. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/two-explosions-hit-istanbuls-ataturk-airport-injuries-reported.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101035&NewsCatID=341

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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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Hello! I've got a trip planned to western Turkey in about 11 weeks, and want to get some feedback from other travelers or residents in that part of the world. My inclination is to proceed as planned, despite the recent bombings in Istanbul. It's so difficult to accurately gauge the situation and legitimate threat simply through the news. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Love them as I do after a long night, be careful of those delicious black mussels sold by street vendors.

A new Turkish friend took me out partying all night in Bodrum about a week ago and of course I had to get some mussels before heading back to the hotel. The ordinarily comfortable Bodrum night was uncomfortably war after a brutally hot day.

About three days later the hideous abdominal cramps and diarrhea began and continued in earnest for four days. Am in England now and it's finally…

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Hi
I'm trying to book an Istanbul-Georgia bus online but I'm getting an error message which it won't let me copy. Google Translating it I'm getting: 'Choose your view of Istanbul which is thermal The autobus the bincegi'
What am I doing wrong???

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Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for any help or advice you maybe be able to provide me with.

This will be my first trip to Turkey, and I have a sort of a bucket-list lined up. The basic info:

  • Traveling solo

  • Tight budget, won't mind fewer luxury in terms of transport and accommodation for the sake of a better time invested.

  • A 6-7 days trip.

  • Around late August.

  • Would rather dedicate 2 days for Istanbul.

  • Definitely a day on Cirali…

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Hi,

I am planning to travel to Iran via Turkey overland. As there is no other way (of course), I need to cross Kurdistan in Turkey to reach the boarder control for Iran. How safe is it there?

However, I didn't plan to stay there for long - maybe one day but def. not longer than 3 days - I would like to know how safe the region is. As I want to cross the boarder in Dogubayazit, which is in the North, I hope the conflict won't affect plans that much(?).

Thank you very much,

Imtgra

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Hi all,

Me and a friend are going to hike on Kackar Mountains (Yusufeli to Ayder) for five days. I was wondering if anyone has suggestion about food. Initially, I thought we would not need to cook while camping as we would pass by a village almost everyday. We are now thinking if we should carry cooking equipment with us. Wold some nuts, water, dried fruits etc be enough to keep us fit or would you recommend cooking? We really want to be light while hiking.

Thanks!

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Good afternoon,

We are going to be visiting Istanbul and we wanted to ask if anybody had any recommendations on where to purchase Mosaic-styled lanterns at the best/local prices. I know they are everywhere, including the Grand Bazaar but our preference is to avoid tourist prices.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

S

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We are planning a trip to turkey, husband, wife and 2 kids aged 16 and 13. We plan to reach Istanbul on 9 August 2016. We are planning to rent a car from Istanbul and drive to Ankara and from there to Cappadocia for 2 days, then back from Cappadocia taking break in Konya and move to Antalya, and Kas. I would like to know is it a good road trip with rent a car or is it better to take multiple flights. We have a total of 12 days and we would like to explore Istanbul fro 3 days and Ankara for a…