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OT - Another question for you Turkeyphiles :)

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#1
Those of you who know me may be surprised to hear that I enjoy a little tipple now and again ;) :8855:

My question is - can you take duty free in with you? eg vodka? ;) or is it not worth it if it's cheap there?

We always take some to Greece but were advised not to when we went to Morocco - not being in the EU and being a Muslim country. (Although some people did and seemed to get away with it)

Is it worth the bother?

And - can you give me an idea of prices in restaurants? We usually go self catering but we're B&B in Turkey so will be having 2 meals a day out and have no idea how much money to take :rolleyes:

Ta in advance :D xx

 
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kered

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#2
Relax girl, yes take Vodka or whatever tipple with you. All spirits are expensive in Turkey, due to tax on anything imported. Even the local gins/vodka's etc are about the same prices as we pay here. We usually take a litre of vodka and brandy in with us, to have a couple at night when we are getting ready to go out etc.

Meals around Icmeler where we go vary from whether you are eating in typical British restaurants, to your Turkish Pide places, which I love.

Breakfasts - you can get full English for about £2. Chicken meals around 14 lira, Steaks from 20 lira upwards, fish is around the same prices as steak. You can also get set meals from about 15 lira, consisting of any starter, main course and desert. These are usually good value.

Personally I love to eat in the places where the Turkish people go to, always freshly made and in clay ovens etc.
 

kered

Gold Member
#3
Oh another thing, because Phill is such a fussy eater, I usually put a few things in the suitcase to have at lunch times, I usualy take tin of red salmon, some packet soups, block of cathedral city cheese, then I just buy bread and butter over there.
 

kered

Gold Member
#4
Oooh and Tea bags and coffee, I love to sit on the balcony in the morning relaxing with a hot drink before going downstairs for breakfast.
 

kered

Gold Member
#5
Another thing I do is take a couple of old tea towels with me, the ones with holes appearing, as a tea towel wont be supplied, I just throw them away at the end of the 2 weeks.
 

Scotsmist

Life is not a Rehersal!
S: 14st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20%)
#6
Oh and another thing ;-)!! hahaha...brill Mary!
I cant really add anything even although I go over a lot, cause I NEVER PAY !!!!!!! This is the time when I dont have to bother with bills, etc. and it is absolute bliss and Tunc does it all - but I do know that the Turkish cafes/restaurants are expensive and you can get a filled pide on the streets for next to nothing, or a Simit (bread covered in sesame seeds, street sellers sell it- usually like a big giant polo, but bread ;-))! Jan, one of those at lunch time, around 50p or so :) and it does fill you up if you dont want anything else!!!!

I wouldnt have been able to help you on the booze thing, but we have taken whiskey on occasions as presents, and been ok!

oh, you will be getting all excited now!! Excited for ya!
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#8
Relax girl, yes take Vodka or whatever tipple with you. All spirits are expensive in Turkey, due to tax on anything imported. Even the local gins/vodka's etc are about the same prices as we pay here. We usually take a litre of vodka and brandy in with us, to have a couple at night when we are getting ready to go out etc.

SO do we - is what I had in mind :)

Meals around Icmeler where we go vary from whether you are eating in typical British restaurants,

Not if I can help it!

to your Turkish Pide places, which I love.

That sounds more like it ;)

Breakfasts - you can get full English for about £2. Chicken meals around 14 lira, Steaks from 20 lira upwards, fish is around the same prices as steak. You can also get set meals from about 15 lira, consisting of any starter, main course and desert. These are usually good value.

Great thanks

Personally I love to eat in the places where the Turkish people go to, always freshly made and in clay ovens etc.

Sounds exactly what we'd love too!
Oh another thing, because Phill is such a fussy eater, I usually put a few things in the suitcase to have at lunch times, I usualy take tin of red salmon, some packet soups, block of cathedral city cheese, then I just buy bread and butter over there.
Great idea, we won't have a fridge though so don't know about the cheese & butter

Oooh and Tea bags and coffee, I love to sit on the balcony in the morning relaxing with a hot drink before going downstairs for breakfast.
Kettle already packed ;) Need to get small jars of coffee (I drink decaf DH doesn't) OH! and better put some cups in :D

Another thing I do is take a couple of old tea towels with me, the ones with holes appearing, as a tea towel wont be supplied, I just throw them away at the end of the 2 weeks.
We'll only have the cups but might still take one - ta x

Oh and another thing ;-)!! hahaha...brill Mary!
I cant really add anything even although I go over a lot, cause I NEVER PAY !!!!!!!

All right for some ;)

This is the time when I dont have to bother with bills, etc. and it is absolute bliss and Tunc does it all - but I do know that the Turkish cafes/restaurants are expensive and you can get a filled pide on the streets for next to nothing, or a Simit (bread covered in sesame seeds, street sellers sell it- usually like a big giant polo, but bread ;-))! Jan, one of those at lunch time, around 50p or so :) and it does fill you up if you dont want anything else!!!!

Sounds BRILL! Thanks xx

I wouldnt have been able to help you on the booze thing, but we have taken whiskey on occasions as presents, and been ok!

oh, you will be getting all excited now!! Excited for ya!

:D:D:D
Thanks again all - I love this forum :D:D xx
 

Scotsmist

Life is not a Rehersal!
S: 14st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20%)
#9
Oh Jan I meant INEXPENSIVE, the Turkish cafes/restaurants, not expensive!!! dohhhhhhhhhhh :)
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#10
AH! Even better!!! :):) xx
 

kered

Gold Member
#11
I was thinking you were self catering, but some places hire out a fridge if you did want to put anything in there, eg mixers, and I just nip to the bar and ask the guys for some ice for the evening tipple lol
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#12
We'd prefer to be Mary but we couldn't find any in Olu Deniz - not saying there isn't any - if we like it maybe we'll be able to have a bit of a scout around while we're there ;) xx
 

kered

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#13
Never been to Olu Deniz, we go to Icmeler twice a year, we love it there. Was quite strange in Salou last week, we were sat there comparing everything with Turkey.

What date do you go on Jan and is it one week or two?
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#14
We go next monday (17th) just for a week x
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#16
I'm hoping so ... it's some different (and cheaper!) scuba diving for John ... he's pretty much done all there is to do in Kefalonia - more than once! xx
 

summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
S: 19st6lb C: 11st6lb Loss: 8st0lb(41.18%)
#17
See i never had that experience of Turkey as ours was an all inclusive resort. The only time we really ventured out was a walk to the shops for some chocolate :giggle: and the last day when we did a boat trip - naturally the drinks and beers onboard was a little expensive.

When we was there though they would accept English money aswell as Lira. My hairdresser has just come back from Turkey too and she said when she goes again shes not guna bother taking much Lira as they all loved english money! :)

Jan, i am unbelieveably jealous!
All 3 of you ladies are going to Turkey this year :( boo hoo! lol

You will love it though Jan :D :D
 

JanD

maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
#18
I'm quite sure you'll be having a few holidays a year when your my age Tan :eek: ..... hmmmm - think I'd rather be 23 ;) xx
 

summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
S: 19st6lb C: 11st6lb Loss: 8st0lb(41.18%)
#19
Nah .... holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
 

kered

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#20
Jan, you want to try icmeler next time, I know there is a good scuba diving centre there too, I will get you more information on it if you need it.
 


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