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Studying Abroad

Alternative To Tourism in Turkey

ALTERNATIVES TO TOURISM As fun and exciting as traveling the world (or even just part of it) can be, actually living in a country and working, volunteering, or studying for an extended period of time can often be a more rewarding and complete way to truly appreciate the local culture arid environment. This chapter outlines


Additional Informations About Turkey 3

MINORITY TRAVELERS In Turkey, Caucasians are a minority. While Turks have a well-deserved reputation for hospitality and openness Lo strangers, travelers of African, Asian, or Latin American descent, especially those traveling alone and/or in non-touristy areas, may have an experience different from that of their Caucasian counterparts. Turks often have no qualms about staring at

Kiz Kulesi

Additional Informations About Turkey 4

BISEXUAL, GAY, AND LESBIAN TRAVELERS Although homosexuality is legal in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, religious and social dictates keep most homosexual activity discreet. Homophobia can be a problem, especially in remote areas; expect authorities to be unsympathetic. Gay and lesbian travelers will benefit from the close contact that Turks maintain with same-sex friends. Public displays

Additional Information in Turkey

Additional Informations About Turkey

WOMEN TRAVELERS Foreign women, especially those traveling alone, attract significant attention in Turkey. Catcalls and other forms of verbal harassment are common; physical harassment is rare. Regardless of whatever signals a foreign woman intends to send, her foreignness alone may suggest a liberal openness to friendly or amorous advances. Because Western movies and TV often

Orientation and Street Adresses in Turkey

Orientation and Street Adresses in Turkey

ORIENTATION AND STREET ADDRESSES Since few Turkish cities follow a grid plan, maps can be difficult to use. To avoid confusion, a three-tiered addressing system is used. Mahalle refers to the neighborhood, cadde or bulvar are avenues or boulevards, and a sokak is a street. A slash after the street number, or the word kat,

By Moped and Motorcycle in Turkey

By Moped and Motorcycle in Turkey

BY MOPED AND MOTORCYCLE Motorized bikes offer an enjoyable, relatively inexpensive way to tour coastal areas and countryside, particularly where there axe few cars. They don’t use much gas, can be put on trains and ferries, and arc a good compromise between the high cost of car travel arid the limited range of bicycles. Exercise

Local Transportatin

Local Transportatin in Turkey Chapter 2

DOLMUŞ DOS AND DON’TS To the uninitiated, mastering this quintessentially Turkish mode of transportation can appear daunting. Travelers can avoid a dolmuş faux pas by following these suggestions. Dolmuş flexibility and price is somewhere between those of taxis and buses. They run along set but unpublished routes, usually beginning from a secret hub somewhere in the

Local Transportation

Local Transportatin in Turkey

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION BY AIR Turkish Airlines (Türk Hava Yollan, THY) flies to over 30 cities in Turkey, including Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Erzincan, Erzurum, İstanbul, İzmir, Kars, Kayseri, Malatya, Nevşehir, Samsun, Sivas, Trabzon, and Van. İstanbul and Ankara are the hubs for domestic flights. See individual city listings for schedules and prices. Domestic flights

Public Buses in Turkey

Transportation to Turkey Chapter 2

BY TRAIN Trains rim directly to Istanbul from Athens and Bucharest. Some lines may be sus¬pended due to political crises in the Balkans. Eurail passes are not valid in Turkey, but InterRail passes are. The Under 26 InterRail Pass (from US$165) allows either 15 days or one month of unlimited travel within one, two, three,

Big Bus in Istanbul

Transportation to Turkey

COMMERCIAL AIRLINES The commercial airlines’ lowest regular offer is the APEX (Advance Purchase Excursion) fare, which provides confirmed reservations and allows “open-jaw” tickets. Generally, reservations must be made seven to 21 days ahead of departure, with seven- to 14-day minimum-stay and up to 90-day maximum-stay restrictions. These fares carry hefty cancellation and change penalties (fees