Izmir Tourist Traps

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    KEMERALTI

    by coreykorhan Written Jul 24, 2009

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    MOSTLY @ KEMERALTI and KONAK area, wich is shopping market area where you can almost find anything and CHEEP!! this area is located right behind the famoous clock tower and mostly choosen by locals for all there shopping needs.
    Here also you will find a lots of really good experien ced hustlers where they can almost tell where you from by looking at you for five seconds.
    They are slick and some are well dressed and good looking some are looks like very intelegent European gents.
    as soon as they realize where youy from they approach with your own language, no metter where you from, Greek, African, German, French, Spanish no problem, they speak all even perfect Russian.
    And all of them got same story '' their uncle or brother own aa Jewelleery or Leather shop, if you are not interested then theiir sister oown a shoe shop or silver shop, NOT INTERESTED then lets visit their nephews souvenir shop may help you. soo all got same story. and as you know they all live by commission.
    so if you want to buy anything in this area try to choose the shops who have a price tags.

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    The guide explained he wanted...

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The guide explained he wanted avoid the tourist traps for us and at each tour, he brought us to a carpet center (the cheapest one) or to a jewell center (the cheapest one too).
    I am sure the silk carpets were not made in the center we visited eventhough they showed young girls who are the only persons to be able to tie the threads but who are resting at the moment of our visit.
    The price of jewellry is studied for the tourists, such as a little lower than the same thing in an other European country. I prefer buy jewellry in Italy or in Malta.
    The sole good we bought is lokums : they are good and the guide was sympathetic...

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    Watch out for the Carpet...

    by chavez Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Watch out for the Carpet sellers you will notice them because they have hostels which are really cheap well you can probably stay there for a Million cheaper then Backpackers Inn but they will then try to sell you a carpet or a rug and can become quite hostile if they don't get the sale (Info from others who stayed at these places) well known for this is the Australian/New Zealand Pension (it's not run or owned by any Austarlians) but a carpet seller.

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    Fortress at Izmir

    by royalempress Written Mar 2, 2005

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    Save yourself a trip and avoid this Fortress which is just a few km from downtown Izmir. There is nothing redeeming here and it can be very hot.

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    Ladies selling their wares

    by royalempress Written Mar 2, 2005

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    I can truthfully say that there was no where in Turkey where I was treated rudely, except here. When it was evident that we didn't want to buy anything they were very nasty to us.

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    Fortress at Izmir

    by royalempress Written Mar 2, 2005

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    These kids started out being very nice but once we didn't want to buy their bread, they became pests. The followed us everywhere in the Fortress and we couldn't get rid of them.

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    Fortress at Izmir

    by royalempress Written Mar 2, 2005

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    There is stairs that you can climb to the ramparts of this Fortress. The view was nice once you got through all the garbage and litter.

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