Turkey

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  • Guess where I've been for the last 2 weeks.

    Aug 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ...
    Cons: ...

    Summary: Those of you who've known me for a while now (that means Dave BTW); as well as anyone who has seen my top 10 places to travel list, will be aware of the fact that I'm not a well traveled person. In fact until recently I had been abroad just once ... read more

  • 13 Day Affordable Turkey with Gate 1 Travel

    Mar 30, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Experience history, ruins, hot springs, the unique landscape of Cappadocia for a bargain price.
    Cons: We honestly did not experience any problems.  

    Summary: We recently returned from the "perfect" trip to Turkey with Gate 1.  Our tour guide, Saret, was well informed, paced the tours just right for our group, and had a wonderful sense of humor.  Our hotels ranged from good to outstanding.  We ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel Turkey

    Jul 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price, good hotels, great tour director
    Cons: The air conditioning of one hotel was not powerful enough for me

    Summary: We just returned from a Gate 1 escorted tour of Turkey. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the trip. We had the best tour guide I have ever had. He knew everything about anything. He was able to do our whole tour without any local guides, so we ... read more

  • an AMAZING Place

    Jan 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very green, rich in nature, nice weather, nice food
    Cons: be careful not to trust everybody

    Summary: hmmm where do i begin... when i first arrived there i had some hard time adjusting to the different life style and habits they have. at first you would think oh these people are rude and not friendly at all but if you try to know them better you would ... read more

  • My (All Too Brief) Love Affair With Turkey

    Aug 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderfully historic and diverse country; beautiful people and country.
    Cons: Terrorism seems to be on the rise; so too is religious zealotry.

    Summary: When I joined the U.S. Navy right out of High School I never imagined that I would be stationed in Turkey, gateway to western Asia, but that is where I was heading in the summer of 1983. I had just finished a tour of duty in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ... read more

  • Safranbolu and Amasra

    Oct 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly off-the-beaten-path, amazing architecture, chance to stay with Turkish families, laid-back beach resort
    Cons: Maybe a bit too quiet for some, freezing Black Sea waters

    Summary: On a wintry morning in County Durham, England, a little after nine, I stumbled out of bed and dragged myself, half-asleep and clutching a piece of burnt toast in my hand, over the road to a converted barn. From somewhere in the fog, a cow mooed at me. A ... read more

  • Hisaronu heaven

    Dec 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!!!
    Cons: Young kids working.

    Summary: We went to Turkey four months ago and still miss it! The most memorable place in Hisaronu was the market, history is great and all, but i will always remember that market. When we first went there the turks literally came running up to us and were so ... read more

  • Fethiye and environs- a real Turkish delight

    Aug 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Western Lycia is absolutely beautiful, the perfect blend of beaches, culture and history
    Cons: There is so much more of Turkey to see....one day....

    Summary: Western Lycia is the small region surrounding the town of Fethiye in Southwest Turkey, within the province of Mugla. I have been fortunate enough to spend two happy holidays in this beautiful region of Turkey and would like to share some of my ... read more

  • A backpacker's overview of Turkey

    Nov 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap to get around, extremely generous people, not too busy
    Cons: Transportation system daunting at first

    Summary: In August 2002, my wife and I backpacked around Turkey for 9 days. During this time we visited Kusadasi/ Ephsesus, Pammukale, Goreme and Cappadocia, Ankara, and Istanbul. We were never part of a tour group, we backpacked and arranged all our own ... read more

  • Sailing near Turkey

    Oct 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly people, warm climate, beautiful water
    Cons: Ripoff Visa tax

    Summary: Just came back from a Sunsail flotilla that originated near Bodrum. Loved the people, the climate, the clear waters, the sailing experience & Sunsail. Found the kebab a little monotonous but had the best Chinese meal ever (in 20 years and 3 continents) ... read more

  • Confused

    Aug 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Impressive skyline
    Cons: The goverment.!!

    Summary: İ have lived here for 9 months now , and it is a place that arises conflicting emotions in me. Istanbul has a impressive skyline and a fantastically interesting history , visiting The Blue mosque,Ayoub ansari and the topkapi palace are a must ... read more

  • Of headscarves and history

    Jun 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!
    Cons: Nothing!

    Summary: My husband and I spent most of June 2001 on a tour of Turkey. Ive wanted to go there ever since I read about the rediscovery of Troy, so when the opportunity presented itself to join an archaeology- and history-oriented tour, we jumped at it. ... read more

  • Amazing Antalya

    Apr 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting archeology, beautiful views, good towns, clean toilets
    Cons: Pushy touts, confusing shopping. Hotels built on former Turtle nesting sites.

    Summary: I cannot sit on a beach or around a pool all day, so we recently chose a short holiday to Turkey as we had heard there was quite a lot to do. I was not to be disappointed. ANTALYA We decided to base ourselves around ... read more

  • Turkey: How It Stuffed Us.

    Apr 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice and sunny...
    Cons: Rampant commercialism, hyper-pushy people.

    Summary: "If you've had a good time, recommend us to your friends. If you haven't, recommend us to your enemies." - Turkish Boat Trip Operator "Wed be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way to the end." - Hunter S. Thompson ... read more

  • I've yet to have my fill of Turkey!

    Jan 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A beautiful country with a history dating back to the beginning!
    Cons: Somewhat unstable at times -- politically and in terms of earthquakes!

    Summary: Some people are just lucky! I think I have to put myself into this category. In my life I've been given an incredible array of opportunities. The most recent was a chance to visit one of the homes of Christianity's and history's origins -- Turkey! ... read more

  • The Camlik Steam Locomotive Museum

    Dec 9, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Steam Locomotives
    Cons: None

    Summary: Camlik is a small town between Kusadasi and Selcuk. Many cruise ships stop at Kusadasi for people to tour the ruins of Ephesus. If you have already seen Ephesus on a prior trip to Turkey, and trains are your thing, the Museum of Steam Locomotives at ... read more

  • Rick Steves Tour of Turkey

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Safe, exciting and doable
    Cons: Might be hot in the summer

    Summary: Our 14 day trip to Turkey with a Rick Steves' tour with 25 people was one of the best trips we have been on. Rick Steves puts out a quality product and is worth the extra expense. The September, 2000, trip started in Istanbul and ended in the Samos ... read more

  • Great summer holiday

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great entertainment
    Cons: Can be too hot

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewFor some real 'Turkish Delight' best place to go...is TURKEY, where Europe meets the middle east When a couple of friends and I finally decided to go to Turkey on a summer holiday, I initially had ... read more

  • Turkiye-I Love

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fantastic people
    Cons: vast distances to cover

    Summary: Review Topic:  Overview0) I first went to Turkey about nine years ago. I flew into Izmir then caught the boat train to Istanbul. I have never really liked Istanbul, too busy & too many tourists. From ... read more

  • Akyaka

    Oct 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The most beautiful sea side vacation in the world
    Cons: Nothing at all

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsHalfway between Ephesus and Antalya, on the shores of the Aegean Sea, is heaven. Akyaka, also called Gokova because its on the Gokova Gulf, is a small town tucked into the mountains. ... read more

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