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    Speak a little Turkish!

    by Arial_27 Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    Turkish flag

    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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    Kusadasi – Bird Island

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 30, 2008

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    Kusadasi
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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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    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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    Kaleici, the old part of Kusadasi

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 11, 2003

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    street in Kaleici

    Favorite thing: "Kaleici" meand "inner castle" in Turkish. Kaleici is the oldest part of the town. It is a historical area, with old houses in which many restaurants, shops and some night clubs are situated. You can find also some turkish baths (hammam) in this area. In the local shops you can buy souvenirs and other products with not a very good quality, but with very low prices.

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    The center of Kusadasi

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Kusadasi is a very popular resort. Many turkish people have their summer houses there. It is also very crowded with tourists, yachts and big ships.
    The center of Kusadasi has many places where you can shop, where you can have your meal and enjoy nightlife. The city is not very big so all places are easy to be reached.

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    Ladies Beach

    by Aggeliki Updated Oct 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: "Ladies Beach" is the most popular beach in Kusadasi. No motor vehicles are allowed to get in to Ladies beach area. Changing rooms, umbrellas, sun beds, and toilets are available in the beach .There are also many restaurants and cafes around the beach.
    Ladies beach is 5 km from town center and takes about 25 min by walking. But you can take also the small bus dolmus from the center of town.

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    The Pigeon Island

    by Aggeliki Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Pigeon Island is the symbol of Kusadasi. As the island was much-frequented place of birds during the seasonal migrations, it was named as Bird Island.
    In the times of Ottomans, the name of the island was given to the town and the town was started to be called as "Kusadasi" (Bird Island). Since then, the name of the island was changed into "Pigeon Island". The island was used for military purposes during the Ottoman Era and before, as the location of the island was strategic for securing the shores or preventing the attacks from the sea. The Byzantine castle standing on the rocks, used against pirates, is known as "Pirate Castle".
    Pigeon Island , unlike its name, is now connected to the land by a mole.

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    Open Bazzar every Friday

    by Aggeliki Updated Sep 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Every Friday villagers from and around Kusadasi bring their fresh fruits and vegetables to sell at this market. It is also possible to find textile, shoes and cosmetics, home equipment and anythings else a bazzar could have. The prices are very good.

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    A town of Shopping...

    by Erkmen Written Sep 19, 2003

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    Shopping street

    Favorite thing: Since many cruise liners are visiting the port of Kusadasi.. the town has become a heaven for shoppers.. Many tourist shops are allowing tourists to buy Leathers, Carpets, Jewelleries and Carpets as well..

    The view is from one of the main streets.. The street is for Pedestrians only with many shops on both sides..

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    • Historical Travel

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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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    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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    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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    What are THOSE things?

    by Arial_27 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: These are caterpillar cacoons :)
    They use them to make silk. I'm not sure how they get ahold of so many, but once they do they are placed into boiling hot water and the stringy stuff they are made with is spun off with a machine and used to make silk, in order to make carpets.
    It was pretty interesting, but you know me.... I'm an animal-lover, so I just felt bad for those poor caterpillars...

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    Sun and sailing.

    by Monique_T Written Sep 17, 2002

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    Favorite thing: What I really enjoyed was going on a boat and just relax in the sun. It is very popular to do that when you are a tourist in Kusadasi. It is not that expensive and you are out all day long. They have a bbq on board so that is nice. They make a stop somewhere and you can go for a swim or whatever you want. But be sure to use sunlotion as you get burned easily on a boat.

    Fondest memory: What I miss the most..guess that is the good weather. Always sun and it is nice to get a tan.

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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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    • Budget Travel
    • Singles

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