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Simple You don't buy it Let's just analyse this for a bit shall we? You're not paying for the ice cream, you're paying for the experience. If you like ice cream but don't like entertainment or 'street entertainment' to be specific, buy your ice cream from somewhere that doesn't do that... Do not try and get the ice cream vendor to not 'do his show' for ...


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It'd be like going to a comedy show and telling the comedian off for making jokes at the audience. If it's expected and part of the 'show' or experience, it's what he does for a living, enjoys doing and to be told not to do it - well it'd be considered wrong. I'd hope you wouldn't tell the waitress not to ask about your day (she's being friendly as part ...


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As airline horror stories go, this one is pretty mild. You arrived at your destination city only a few hours late, with luggage. Moreover (and this is the important point) the reason for all this delay was completely outside the airline's control. They don't control the passport line, or the computer systems. They don't owe you anything, any more than if ...


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Having visited Istanbul and gotten Dondurma from such a vendor complete with the show, all I can say is it was one of the funnest experiences of the trip. I had no idea about what went on when asking for an ice cream cone and the Turks who were around when it occurred were all obviously in on the joke since they grew up with it. The showmanship alone was ...


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I'm a non-muslim lived and worked for 9 months in Istanbul. So, here's my experience. Turkish people are really really friendly and very kind. They are known as Turkish hospitality which they as a host will take good care of you as a guest. While I was living in Istanbul, I talked and asked many questions to strangers. I never had any problems, even though I ...


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If you were to claim any damages, who would you blame? The airline doesn't control the passport systems. The delay for departure may have to do with incoming aircraft, which may have been delayed due to weather (again, not an airline problem). The airline offered you a quicker alternate (your choice); which got you to your destination along with your ...


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Just practice your eye-hand coordination, e.g. you can play catch with your kids. If your eye-hand coordination is good enough and you have fast enough reflexes, you'll be able to snatch that huge bulk of ice cream enough for 20 persons that the ice cream man was holding in front of the woman's face in the video.


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Sorry, but no. If you have travel insurance they may cover any additional costs you've had - check your policy. Next time, book a longer connection.


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Turkey is a beautiful country and Turkish citizens are very educated and well mannered pretty much everywhere. If you are taking public or private transport in Turkey, it's very common for people to help you, them typically being very kind to strangers. If you are non-Muslim, take some care of the sensitivities surrounding that, Avoid topics that might ...


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Here's how that flight looks on the Turkish airlines web site: It will leave late tonight (Washington time), and then land in and leave Istanbul on afternoon/evening of the 11th (Istanbul time) and then arrive in Pakistan at about 5am Pakistan time. But that will the be the 12th. Does that make more sense to you?


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I think it is fairly certain that no such ferries exist. (Confirmed at turkeytravelplanner.com.) Until just recently (10-15 year?) there were no interaction at all between Greece and Turkey. What you can do is to get a ferry from Çeşme (just outside of Izmir) to Chios and from there get on a night ferry to Athens or Thessaloniki. I also found a schematic ...


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Most people from countries that used to get visa on arrival in Turkey now have to apply for an e-visa and are advised to do so before traveling. This site has the information on the e-visa and who can apply. And this page has the information what kind of visa Australians need to have. Australia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to ...


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The date shown for each flight is the departure date, not the arrival date. Flight TK8 from Washington Dulles to Istanbul departs on February 10th at 23:10 (11:10pm) and arrives in Istanbul on February 11th at 16:15 (4:15pm). Flight TK740 from Istanbul to Islamabad (with a stop in Baku, Azerbaijan) departs on February 11th at 18:15 (6:15pm) and arrives in ...


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In general, no. You are supposed to apply at the consulate responsible for the place where you reside. There are exceptions for situations where this would cause undue hardship, especially in connection with the requirement that you apply no more than three months before your trip. For example, if you were planning to be in Istanbul for three months, then ...


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I'm from Turkey and I live in İstanbul for 10 years, I will gladly answer that.. Will restaurants be closed during the day? As far as I can see, this depends on the location. In some small and conservative cities, most of the restaurants will be closed until Iftar (or some of them closed all day long). In İstanbul, most of them will be open during the ...


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Kars has quite a harsh climate. In November and December the driving conditions are not the best in that area. Moreover, if you don't want to freeze your balls off, think twice before considering options that involve walking, hitchhiking or waiting for buses or taxis in the middle of nowhere. From Kars there is a bus to Hopa, on the shores of the Black ...


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If you want to avoid going through Russia, that's a unique challenge. You can try the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India route as described https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Istanbul_to_New_Delhi_over_land here. It's very detailed; your challenges might be getting the right visas and the Iran-Pakistan border. Or you can take a more northern route. Let's look at the ...


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Short answer is yes According to this list from the Spanish Foreign Affairs department (which should probably be your only reference), Turkey is on the list of countries that need a Schengen visa to visit Spain. The criteria for this is very often citizenship, rather than status in a third country. Furthermore, their list of requirements state you must ...


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My wife and I were in Istanbul last January. At the Istanbul Ataturk Airport there were 3 stores who sells simcard. The prices are almost same 80 Turkish Lira for just simcard. But they are overcrowded. We finally rent a mobile hotspot from "iugo gadgets for rent" at the arrival terminal. We paid total of 40 Euros for 7 days. The mobile hotspot had ...


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I have not been able to find any restrictions on the border crossing by foreigners on the Kartsakhi. Actually the most news on the subject I was able to find on Russian and Azeri news sites specifically with respect to the high speed rail project Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (Russian) where Kartsakhi would be the border crossing station for rail traffic on the line. ...


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As I remember, there are few different routes that you can take. Last time me and my girlfriend did almost the same route as you did. From Ayvalik to Lesbos (Lesvos, or Midilli in Turkish) The city is in a bit north. Ticket was around 20 Euro. I guess this would be the calmest route. Immigrants were usually going to the chios island. It was this company: ...


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So, yes it would seem you do need a visa if you want to leave the airport even if you have a valid Schengen visa. This is the relevant portion from the link for Indian citizens, Ordinary, Special and Service passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary, Special and Service passport holders with a valid Schengen or OECD ...


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Well, I am a Turkish woman who grew up in Istanbul. I have visited several places in Europe, Asia, Skandinavia, and North America. Let me share my experiences about the stereotypes of people living abroad. Firstly, most of the people who do not know anything about Turkish people think we do not interact with cross gender, we are dangerous because we are ...


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According to the webpage of Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs "As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the border crossings. Applicants just need to log on to http://www.evisa.gov.tr, provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa." ...


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Obviously the word "normal" is loaded in this context, but: HFMD is transmissible via the air, so apart from forcing you all to wear masks (how?), sending you all away may have been prudent if the hotel wished to minimize exposure to other guests, and perhaps liability. The fact that four different families all fell ill around the same time in the same ...


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You overstayed in Turkey and now want to apply for a UK visa... will it cause issue to my next UK visa? They believe that if you violate the rules in Turkey (or elsewhere), then you are likely to violate the rules in the UK. That assumption will damage your credibility. It's not an unreasonable policy, however this policy is not cast in stone. Your ...


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If i remember correctly, there are small USB bundle modems for mobile internet. Proper to use for laptop. I looked for some websites but couldn't find information English. The companies are: Turkcell: This company is the best in my opinion, they're giving faster internet than others do. And i guess their cellular coverage area is also the largest. It can ...


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There are some geometric crop fields that appear to be fallow in google maps. Perhaps opium poppies. This area here, perhaps: I'm not totally convinced, the white area in the map is conformal to the terrain but looks a bit too regular to be believable.


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I looked up the region on Google Earth and it seems to be the region roughly depicted on the picture below. I am not 100% convinced it is this patch, but it should be in the vicinity there given some topographic details. There doesn't seem anything much there besides mountains, there's also very few roads and the like. You can have a look at pictures ...


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No you don't need a transit visa, provided you have proof of onward travel and remain in Azerbaijan for less than 72h. However, make sure you don't need to transfer terminals at Baku airport, because then you'll need a visa. TWOV (Transit Without Visa): - Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 72 hours. - Stateless persons and refugees ...



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