Adana Ili Local Customs

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Adana Ili Local Customs

  • Some Busy Streets

    This area has very, very busy streets. It's not touristy, on the way to my in-laws house, so you probably won't see it if you go to Adana. But I think it is one of the most interesting places. There wasn't much traffic when I took this photo, normally there is much more. I think this was a Sunday. Just imagine at least 5 times more traffic (or...

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  • Salgam

    Besides the famous Adana Kebab, Adana is famous for its traditional salgam drink (pronounced "shal-gam") that is often had with kebab meals. It is a fermented drink, bright, dark reddish-pink in color, made from water, violet carrots, turnips, salt, and pounded wheat or bulgur flour. It is traditionally served cold with a few pickled carrot slices...

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  • Blowing Your Nose in Public - Don't Do...

    In Turkey, blowing your nose in public - especially loudly - is considered disgusting and rude (hygeine and cleanliness are very important to Turks). Sudden sneezes are ok but if you have to blow your nose, it is best to go to the toilet and do it there. If you do it in a restuarant you may get dirty looks or even told off by another customer,...

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  • Meal at a Turkish Friend's House

    If you have the opportunity to eat at a Turkish friend's house, do go! Different families have different eating styles that you might encounter. For example, some families eat on the floor, gathered around a thin blanket or sheet with the food in the middle. Some have a low table on the floor, covered with a sheet and the food on top of that. You...

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  • Leave Your Shoes At The Door

    Turks generally keep their homes spotlessly clean inside, so everybody removes their street shoes at the door and leaves them there (you'll often see a pile of them there) or puts them in a shoe cabinet just inside the door. Don't worry, you'll be given slippers or slip-on sandals meant only for use in the house. Sometimes out of politeness and...

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  • Fruit Everywhere

    In Adana you will see fruit being sold everywhere, often by the side of the road, sometimes on a pushcart or sometimes melons will be trotting down the street on a horsecart. Since Adana is an argricultural place (it especially has many citrus groves), fruit is abundant, something is always in season and always cheap. For example, the delicious...

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  • A cultural shock on Islam

    Coming from such a free and moderate Islamic country like Malaysia, we were surprised and shocked at the even greater degree of freedom in which the Turkish people practice their religion.In Adana at least, within a few hundred kilometres of the border with "hardline" Syria, you couldn't tell if this was an Islamic country or not.Most families that...

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  • "A kiss is just a kiss"

    In Holland, a man will kiss another man and his wife, if he thinks you are friends.You get 3 for the price of one in Holland. Usually starting with a dry one on the left cheek, you get 2 more on alternate cheeks.The Turks are more refined.You get 2 kisses but with your wife, only if he is really impressed at your attempts to speak Turkish or if...

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Adana Ili Hotels

  • Adana Hilton SA

    I've spent a lot of time at the Adana Hilton as I work in the surrounding region. I've stayed at a...

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  • Akdeniz Hotel Adana

    Inonu Cad (Str) 22, Seyhan, tr

  • Otel Seyhan

    Seyhan right in the center of Adana, 5 km to the, 6 km to the bus terminal and only 3 km to the...

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  • Akkoc Butik Otel

    Cemalpasa Mh 63005 Sk No: 22, Adana, 01120, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mavi Surmeli

    Inonu Caddesi 109, Seyhan, Adana, Turkish Mediterranean Coast, 01060, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Park Royal Hotel

    Ozler Caddesi No:22, Kurukopru, Adana, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Adana Surmeli Hotel

    There is 2 surmeli in Adana be careful when you meet with people ...Cukurova Surmeli Hotel Adana, is...

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  • Hotel Bosnali

    Kayalibag Mah. Seyhan Cad. No:29, Adana, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Adana Airport Hotel

    Turhan Cemal Bulvari No 173/A, Seyhan, Adana, 01080, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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