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[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='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#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='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#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='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#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='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/crazy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Crazy' /> <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />

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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='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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Messages In This Thread
Traveling & Tourism - by vakasimo2 - 09-23-2011, 01:43 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - 09-23-2011, 02:30 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - 09-23-2011, 02:34 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - 09-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - 09-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - 09-24-2011, 03:24 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - 09-24-2011, 08:48 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - 09-27-2011, 03:39 AM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by Efes4ever - 09-27-2011, 05:56 PM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by vakasimo2 - 09-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by Black Urum - 09-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Traveling &amp; Tourism - by ZEUS - 09-29-2011, 01:28 AM

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