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    Kusadasi – Bird Island

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 30, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Kusadasi is a resort town at the Turkish Aegean coast. The city stands on a bay in the Aegean with the peninsula of Guvercin Ada sticking out into the sea at one end.
    The name comes from 'kuş' (bird) and 'ada' (island) as the peninsula has the shape of a bird's head.
    Since Byzantine times it has been known as Ephesus Neopolis, Scala Nuova, becoming Kush-Adasi at the beginning of the 20th century.
    Learn more wikipedia.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Kusadasi on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37° 49' 28.56" N 27° 14' 44.85" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Kusadasi Tower.

    You can watch my 2 min 39 sec Video clip Kusadasi Early Morning with Petek Dincoz – Sen Don Duya - Turkish pop music.

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  • Ephesus Travel Turkey

    by ephesustravel Written Jun 28, 2008
    Ephesus Travel Turkey, Cruise Ephesus Tours
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    Favorite thing: Ephesus Tours, and virgin mary houses of kusadasi, cruise of kusadasi and ephesus biblical tours.

    Fondest memory: St John Basilica of selcuk, ephesus tours kusadasi, biblical ephesus tour, kusadasi cruise tours, private ephesus tours, virgin mary houses tours.

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    • Seniors
    • Historical Travel

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    Things to Do

    by kustur Written Jun 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Hi Helen,

    lots to do in Kusadasi and beyond.
    Wednesday is clothes market day were you can practice your haggling
    Tuesday and Friday are the farmer's food markets.
    The Dolmus will take you anywhere. You can hop on the Kusadasi to Soke one if you fancy great deals in gold as Soke is full of gold & silver shops frequented by the locals [sometimes the ones in Kusadasi are geared for the'rich' cruise boat customers.
    You can catch the daily ferry to the Greek island of Samos and collect a full duty free allowance as you enter and leave the EU.
    Also you can shop in the Turkish Duty Free shop after you collect your bags on arrival at the airport.
    Ephesus is a most as well as Mary's house and a visit to Sircence - a greek village in the mountains outside Selcuk for some home made fruit wine is nice.
    Saturday market in Selcuk [regular Kusadasi to Selcuk Dolmus about 3 lira] is by far one of the better ones and well worth a visit - you can virtually buy anything.
    Pamukale is also well worth a visit but you should consider over nighting if you visit - hotels are very good and very cheap if booked on the net.
    Tescos have opened a new hypermarket in town - its known in Turkey as Kipa and free Kip[a buses run from the town centre regular. Believe it or not its worth visiting a place like Tesco or B&Q {KosTacs} to check out the diffrences from UK to Turkey.
    Adaland is the biggest water park and well worth a day with Dolphins, white water rafting and a new shark pool.
    You can even go as far as getting the train from Selcuk or an inter city bus from Kusadasi to Izmir to city shop/watch.
    A day trip on a Gulet - with free soft drinks, entertainment, BBQ and swims in secluded bays leave at 10:00 returning at 16:00 for about 15 Euro and don't forget the Turkish bath - do this early in your holiday to maximise your tan [about 15 Euros or less]
    There are brilliant Turkish restaurants in town with brilliant food and prices. Avlu, Lezzi Evit, Istanbul all spring to mind although I,m sure you will find your own. Most will give you free lifts back to your hotel.
    Beware - the Dolmus mostly finish at Mid-night and from that point taxi fares double.
    Enjoy

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    Kusadasi

    by June.b Written Apr 30, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hotel: Prince Ada is 52nd out of 111 hotels in Kusadasi at TA, you can read several reviews there. (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297972-d315059-Reviews-Prince_Ada_Hotel-Kusadasi_Turkish_Aegean_Coast.html)

    Weather: July and August is the hottest month, though, the sun shines in Kusadasi from April til October, so if ur goin' in September, it would be moderate temperature averaging 23 deg.C. Though the weather could always be unpredictable.

    Visa: UK citizens, 3 Months, 20 $ or 15 Euro or 10 £ (at the airport). And everyone who has a passport needs a visa, unless the children is included in your passport, then you both have it.

    Things to do: Beach fun, and for children - the Aqua Fantasy, Adaland and Aqua Land.

    Enjoy your trip!

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  • Dental Treatment in Kusadasi

    by speedynicole Updated Apr 30, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hi everyone. I have been in Kusadasi 2 weeks ago. It was the first time for me and I am impressed. We stay at "charisma hotel", very nice hotel with a great view. The reason for my visit in Kusadasi was a dental treatment. I had a perfect treatment (front teeth veneers and whitenig) and save a lot in compare to my dentist here. The clinic was very modern and clean. I would recommend everyone to let have dental treatment done with "cosmetic-dental-holidays" in kusadasi.

    Fondest memory: I really miss the sunset. it was perfect and romantik. I want to visit Kusadasi again in august.

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    fun

    by JLT Written Jan 6, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Historical site (sorry I forgot the name) : you can see a photo of this site below.

    Fondest memory: Goog memory about the karaoke competition : it was the first time in my life I dared to sing in front of a big crowd (external theater)...

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    Speak a little Turkish!

    by Arial_27 Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Here are some useful words and phrases you may want to try when you're in Turkey. Of course they all speak English there, but try anyway!

    1. Merhaba (MEER-HA-BA): Hello
    2. Nasilen (NAU-SYLL-SYN): How Are You
    3. Sagol (SAA-OWLL): Thank you
    4. Evet (EE-VET): Yes
    5. Hayir (HAA-YER): No
    6. Gule Gule (GUU-LAY GUU-LAY): Good Bye
    7. Bu kak para (BOU KAACH PAHRAH): How much is this
    8. Turkeyie sevdim (TUR-KEE-YEAH-EE SEV DYMM): I liked Turkey
    9. Guzel (GIU-ZELL): Beautiful

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    Beaches in Kusadasi

    by miman Written Jul 27, 2006

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    Ladies Beach

    Favorite thing: The beaches in Kusadasi guarantees endless fun & unlimited sunbathing during your holiday
    1-City Beach: Located in the Centrum, the sandy beach provides a perfect environment.
    2-Pigeon Island Beach: A private beach, situated on the shore of the island. Ideal for the swimmers enjoying translucent and deep waters of the Aegean.
    3-Yilanciburnu Beach: A quiet beach, located on the peninsula behind Pigeon Island. It can be reached by Kadinlar Denizi (Ladies Beach) minibuses in every 5 minutes.
    4- Ladies Beach: The powdery sandy beach of Ladies Beach provides excellent entertaining within its borders. Kadinlar Denizi (Ladies Beach) minibuses departure from the city Centrum in every 5 minutes.
    5-Kustur Beach: With its varied activities including water-skiing, parasailing, surfing, Kustur Beach is located on the 6th km of Selcuk road, and can be reached by Sehirici minibuses from the city center.
    6-Tusan Beach: Situated just near Kustur Beach , Tusan Beach offers unlimited fun with the various choices of beach&water activities. The beach is located on the 7th km of Selcuk road and can be reached by Sehirici minibuses.

    Fondest memory: Beautiful Ladies Beach.

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    Kusadasi

    by miman Written Jul 27, 2006

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    Kusadasi

    Favorite thing: Kusadasi, one of Turkey's principle holiday resorts, offers an excellent environment for an unforgettable holiday. Situated on the west coast of Turkey- 90km south of Izmir, Kusadasi, is reputed for one of the most attractive city of the Aegean, as it is close to the important historical sites including Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, Miletos-the principals of ancient times, and ideal for sightseers. Kusadasi has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, providing a long tourism season.The city is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year. Numerous powdery sandy beaches with warm&clear waters, providing a peaceful atmosphere, allow a great variety of water and beach facilities.

    Fondest memory: As the sun sets, the attractive cafes and restaurants through the palm-lined boulevard, get busier. It is a great delight to watch the comings and goings of the yachts and ships with accompanience of the panoramic view of the sunset.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Cruise

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    TURKISH NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The national Turkish holidays are as follows.
    New years day 1st january.
    National independance day 23 april.
    Ataturk commemoration day 19 may.
    Victory day 30th august.
    Republic day 29th october.
    Aniversary of Ataturks death 10 november

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    MORE KUSADASI FOOD

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

    Favorite thing: Now doesn't this little lot look tasty.

    Fresh calamari.
    Rice.
    chips. Prawn sauce.
    onions.
    Grilled tomato.
    Cucumber and herb salad.
    Home baked bread.
    Now these are the sorts of dishes you can expect when you visit Kusadasi.

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    FOOD TO DIE FOR

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    GET YA GOB ROUND THIS LOT

    Favorite thing: You can't visit Kusadasi without tasting one of these great tasting kebaps. You will find these in all the good restaurants in Kusadasi. As you can see the kebap ended up bigger than the plate hahahahaha, great value food

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    USEFUL DRIVING PHRASES

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: TURKISH ENGLISH
    Durmak yasaktir No stopping
    Yol Yapimi men working
    (road works)
    Dikkat danger
    Tek yon slow down
    Giremez no entry
    Sehir Merkezi town centre
    Ehliyet drivers licence
    Ebnzin petrol
    benzin istasyonu pertol station
    motor yagi oil
    lastik tyre
    frenler brakes
    calismiyor dont work
    doldurum, lutfen fill tank
    Arabam arizalandi ive had a breakdown
    birkaza aldu accident

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    Freshly made silk

    by Arial_27 Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is the gentleman that took me through the carpet factory and showed me a lot of the different carpets of Turkey, and how they were made. After the horrible cacoon incident (where I accused them of murdering innocent caterpillars) he took me into this room and I got to hold some of the silk that had just been made, and ready to be woven into carpets. (You can see the Turkish carpets behind us in this picture.)
    If you're interested in buying a carpet, they are usually pretty expensive, even the smallest sizes, and they're sold at the Grand Bazaar, in the heart of Kusadasi. There are over 6500 selected pieces of fine homemade rugs, as well as ones made in factories like these.
    If you're interested in taking a tour through a carpet facotry like I did, its really quite easy. We didn't have to pay to get in or anything, this man simply saw us and offered to show us around. He was really friendly, and imformative.

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    And after the silk is made?

    by Arial_27 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    woman weaving carpets from silk

    Favorite thing: After they make the silk from the caterpillar cacoons, they weave it into carpets and rugs. You will see a lot of rug manufacturing and shops here in Kusadasi. As you can see this woman here has a picture infront of her of what the carpet should look like when it's finished.
    There are three main kinds of carpets that are sold here: silk, wool and cotton. One carpet can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to make. the gentleman that took us through this carpet factory showed us the different carpets made from different regions in Turkey. You can tell where the carpet was made by the design on the carpet itself.

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