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Traveling & Tourism
[quote name='ZEUS' timestamp='1317091188' post='34936']

I was staying in Sultanahmet actually, although it's quite a cheesy tourist area, and expensive,a lot of the stuff that was sold there was crap Chinese imports. Precious little actual Turkish products were on sale. My gf wanted to buy a silk scarf, and the Chinese imports were around 20 EUR, whereas the Turkish ones were well over 70 <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Dry' />

Next time round I go, I'll get my friend from Kocaeli or from some parts of Istanbul to take me around where the locals go because I really don't like cheesy tourist area CRAP, designed to milk money out of you, for mediocre/shoddy service and quality. As well as getting my balls busted about buying F***ING carpets from so-and-so's cousin, and then getting pissed because I got pissed with them being rude especially in the presence of my girlfriend. I do have to say however, that some of the finest sweets I've eaten were in Istanbul, do you know that chain vakasimo, Oszut? <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

Man they made the greatest profiteroles I've ever eaten!!!! Absolutely perfect texture and taste. Apparently they used a kind of chocolate I've never heard of before, 'Venetian chocolate', and it was unbelievably awesome! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Laugh' />

I would go back to off of Taksim Square for those profiteroles once more <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/crazy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Crazy' /> <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />


I had some foreigner friends about 10 years ago about because of my job at the time and they told me a concept "Sultanahmet Tax". Yes tourists are being milked brutally , I know that. Iknow chinese goods too but there are genuine goods too as you already mentioned.

Özsüt , of course I know taht chain, my wife loves it, I like Mado more, though. Listen if you come back to Taksim again eat profiterol at İnci. It is an old 19 century cafe , unique tradition great taste. You should try it.

Whose desert is baklava ? <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />

Messages In This Thread
Traveling & Tourism - by vakasimo2 - Sep 23, 2011, 1:43 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - Sep 23, 2011, 2:30 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - Sep 23, 2011, 2:34 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - Sep 23, 2011, 12:12 pm
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - Sep 23, 2011, 12:15 pm
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - Sep 24, 2011, 3:24 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - Sep 24, 2011, 8:48 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - Sep 27, 2011, 3:39 am
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by Efes4ever - Sep 27, 2011, 5:56 pm
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - Sep 28, 2011, 9:51 pm
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by Black Urum - Sep 28, 2011, 11:04 pm
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - Sep 29, 2011, 1:28 am

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