Currency 2 - note to Scots travellers
Miscellaneous: Now - I have no idea why - but it is true that Scottish banknotes are 10% (sic) less valuable to the Turks than English ones, as reflected in the exchange rates offered in the town of Icmeler.
Is Alex Salmond planning a devaluation after independence? I think we should be told.
I hear - second hand and no primary reference - that the visa people at Turkish immigration at the airports won't accept Scottish notes.
Swallow your pride and take Bank of England currency.
Miscellaneous: Take sterling. Your apartment, or many restaurants, hotels or corner shops, will give yo ua better exchange rate than you got at home. Our record was 8% better.
I was surprised and pleased in this context that Garantia bank's ATM's will actually dispense sterling - and, amazingly, it looks as though there was no charge for this if I've read my statement correctly.
leave space for the bargains
Luggage and bags: i take over half a case usally come back with full case and sometimes a holdall
so take an extra bag with you
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothing
comfy shoes theres alot of walking to be done if you wanna see this beautiful country
sun hat and sun glasses recommended that suns so strong
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: (some hotels you need a small plug as there baths dont have plugs )
normal kind of stuff toothbrush/hairbrush /make up / wash stuff /
make sure you have sun cream
Photo Equipment: a must for the camera there is some very beautiful sight (i sadly lost all my photos from my trips )
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: need sandles or something to walk on the beach as the sand is so hot it really does burn your feet
- Family Travel
- Study Abroad
Luggage and bags: Take almost, empty bags for the bargains to take home
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shoes so cheap to buy, do not pack many
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything available there
Photo Equipment: Take loads of photo equipment you will need it for the scenery and fun nights out.
- Sailing and Boating
Mosquitos - How to prevent bites!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Some years ago we were given some advise of how to deter the Mossies from biting us.
This has certainly worked for us, even thoguh we will return home with a couple of bites This is nothing compared to what we use to receive.
Firstly, take garlic tablets twice daily, and, at least two weeks from departure. Continue taking them whilst you are on holiday.
Obtain some "Tea Tree Skin Lotion" Try the Body Shop as this is normally hard to purchase, make sure this lotion is at least 80% pure.
Rub the lotion in on exposed parts of your skin whilst on holiday especially at night.
Mossie's we are advised hate the smell of garlic, and detest "Tea Tree Oil"