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    Sailing, Dogs, Walking, Roller Derby (!!!) Reading, Eating Out, Pretty things and lovliness. FANX

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  1. How COOL!! Amazing dancing..... And I already have a headache just from that video! Thanks for your responses!! ( now where did I put those aspirin?)
  2. Well, as the title says, in March this year (2015) we are heading over to a new part of TUrkey for us, Trabzon, to attend a wedding. I would say that it is going to be a " traditional Turkish wedding" however the groom, thoroughly Turkish, is marrying a Russian bride, so I don't know just how traditional it might be. But I do need somebody's help with regards to a number of things. 1/ what should we take as. A gift, is it generally like an ENglish wedding where you would bring something lovely for their new home together or is there some deep seated custom which we should pay heed to? 2/ attire........ I am guessing just usual suits for fellas and smart dress/ suit for the lady. I'm guessing that March in TRabzon won't be roasting, right? 3/ tradition...... Is there anything we need to know about so we don't get caught out like a couple of british idiots abroad? Thankyou in anticipation of your help. Oh and " happy new year" to y'all! X Incidently, just thought.... As the bride is RUssian ( Ukrainian to be precise ) does anybody know if there are any particular Russian / Ukrainian traditions/ customs we should know about in advance? I mean for example, if we start launching paper confetti or chucking rice at them at the appropriate time in the ceremony are we likely to be arrested, chastised or strung up, or are things like that common practise... Things like this are very delicate matters you know!
  3. I FOUND BEACHES... LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVELY BEACHES.

    1. conan198903

      conan198903

      Hope you enjoy your days at the beaches, Lin. :)

  4. I don't know about your english bad Ramazan, sounds like you da bad daddio, bruvver!!;)Lol. I hope someone may be along soon to translate this for you.
  5. CAMBRIDGE IS NICE AND IS LESS THAN AN HOUR AND HALF AWAY BY TUBEhttp://www.bidwells.co.uk/properties/search/?search_type=rsl&search_type_a=residential&search_type_b=lettings&location=Cambridge&minPrice=0&maxPrice=0&minBedrooms=0&minArea=0&maxArea=0&status=2&type=0&radius=0Link to rental detached property in that area. Peterborough may be cheaper. Try HuntingdonTry high WycombeTry beacons field ( bit dear )Try seven oaksTry turn ridge wellsAll nice towns. :)EDIT AGAIN!! Just read post number 19! Lol! Ammo, you're so funny!!
  6. I know!!! Thanks KEN! Huge smiles because it seems I'm moving in the right direction!!!:)After three years I have realised that what is missing for me over here is a beach! I've been spoiled in the UK because I've lived in Newquay, Cornwall for over twenty years where there are seven beaches and beautiful sands........ Turkey is idyllic and it seems almost churlish of me to ask for a beach aswell as all it's other lovlieness!;)But anyway- I've done it now, and the answers are steering me where I had already thought! Ooh can't wait till Friday!
  7. Ah, thank you! Seems a little built up and touristic for my liking ( says she, living in Marmaris ) which is why I'm looking for something else... Have booked a three night stopover in Cirali. Anybody been? DEAD LINK Just found this thread! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! That's why I'm going to Cirali..... Thank you to the single poster John Sun! Sand, sand.... REAL sand!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Hi tarikadele,Welcome ! Congratulations on your up coming wedding- hopefully there will be someone along shortly who knows.http://www.turkeycentral.com/topic/20154-finally-married/Check out that thread ^^^ and try to pm Colette?
  9. Good morning my good people of TC. I NEED YOUR HELP! After years sailing around much of Turkeys beautiful coastline, I realise that I need some advice and some of your inspirations. I am looking for a beach. A stretch of golden soft sand which gently shelves into the clear,turquoise waters..... ( don't say the Maldives! )So come on please, pull out your holiday snaps and steer me in the right direction of this dream. In anticipation, Lin x
  10. A vignette is like a pass or a permit that you have to buy as you are entering or are in a particular country in order to use their roads. I suppose like a temporary rd tax cause they can last from a week to three months ( more ) so this too should be specified when you buy, ( as best you can cause they all speak foreign everywhere!) There is a big sign which shows a sign showing money, so on one occasion we waited to be asked, like a toll, for the payment. Nobody asked so we drove on and at the next " toll booth " got fined ( a lot of euros !!! This was in Austria, we hadn't bought the vignette leaving Lichtenstein, you stick it on your windshield so it's visible, the traffic police see no vignette, stop you and fine you at the roadside. The fine was 111 euros, the vignette would have cost 8 !!!!!) by a man with a gun ( nervous snigger ) The lesson to be learned is to ask or to google the countries as you go through, ask "vignette" then buy as you enter the country at border crossing, office or " toll booth "Yes will DEFINITELY post a link, it's a fascinating trip.
  11. From a recent road trip. France. The French are rude - if you leave a space ( for safety ) between yourself and the car infront, guaranteed some French man will come along and fill it up - from over or undertaking - they don't mind. The Germans are very well behaved, they stick to the speed limit, they in fact don't appear to do anything they shouldn't. Apparently they are great at doing what they are told! The Swiss appear to like to crash - A LOT - wether this is because of a lack of things to do when there is no snow to ski on. They also appear to take great pleasure in putting holes in things, like mountains and cheese. The Austrians are like the French, but smoking more. And Incidently - although we didn't come through Spain - the Spanish are nonchalant drivers who can't build cars or roads, in their defence though- they make a mean paella!:)Slovenians style of driving is designed to help enhance ones psychic powers. They don't like to indicate that they are about to pull out to pass vehicles infront of them, they just do it - or don't.... Your guess is as good as any bodies. The only fortunate thing is that you are guaranteed to see them doing it or not because they all have their lights on all the time
  12. Recent trip from UK to Turkey. Documents Carried: Channel Tunnel ticket Passports Turkish visas UK driving license International driving license Green card (AVIVA) insurance UK certificate of insurance Vehicle registration document Pet passports (+ rabies blood tests) Boat documents. Our Route: England to France Through Belgium to Luxembourg Through Germany, Switzerland (vignette) to Lichtenstein Lichtenstein to Vaduz (Austria vignette) Austria to Slovenia (vignette) Slovenia to Croatia (vignette) Croatia to Serbia Serbia to Bulgaria (vignette) The above borders might have asked on occasion for passports. Turkey wants passports, visas vehicle documents, and a green card. The trips journal gave me somewhat of a poetic license so I won't jam up this thread with stories of beautiful Serbia and the like, when it is typed I'll post a link if anybody is interested, but basically the above covers pretty much what is required. Nobody asked about the dog's documents.
  13. I agree 100% with what Curkubagli said. We are here and happy, everything went smoothly. The road trip was fascinating but will condense journal to JUST include the important traveling information and details of what is required, I'll try and organise this later today. In the meantime, however, the MOST requested piece of documentation on the whole trip IS the logbook/ownership document. DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT IT! Incidentally get car insurance for Turkey before you leave with AVIVA, this was absolutely fine at the borders!
  14. So the procedure for getting a dog to turkey from the uk: Go to the vet- dog must be micro chipped and vaccinated up to date and have a rabies jab. This is what is required for obtaining the pet passort and then to travel in europe, it will also get you into turkey. In order to get the dog back out of turkey to the uk, the dog must have a rabies blood test. The rabies blood test is taken three weeks after the rabies vaccine has been injected and blood test results then take a week to ten days to come back. ( this is if you do it in the uk)Ultimately, its better to have the rabies jab in uk in plenty of time before your journey to turkey, so that you can have blood tests in uk and get results back. ( average overall time 4 weeks )If you enter turkey with just the rabies jab, then in order for your dog to come back, the blood tests must be done there- turkey -If the blood tests are done in turkey the uk gov state a THREE MONTH wait before you are allowed back into uk, ( so for us its better to get it all done at once before we left, this way we also know that rabies vaccine is in place and " working" whilst we are out there.) if you are going over there and staying, then decide what best suits you. In addition, to go from europe into turkey - last year there was a requirement for an export documentation ( which is like a dog health check ) this is issued by the uk government and signed off by an approved vet. This document is only valid for seven days, which meant that if your journey time is longer, the certificate becomes invalid. I cant find any requirement for this, this year, and it does say the information has been recently updated, So we are travelling without this, if it turns out we need one we'll visit a vet in bulgaria! ( either that or ill wait in greece with the dogs and he can sail around to collect me!)Full details of the above can be found on the government website LINKhttps://www.gov.uk/p...-for-pet-ownersWhen we left turkey to come back asenas vet ( government vet) issued export documentation, ( these were never checked by anyone )BUT THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT: before re entering the uk a vet has to administer tapeworm treatment. Last year this meant finding a vet in switzerland But just make sure you work out your own timing. See below;From gov website: "Tapeworm rules apply to pet dogs only. Not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1 to 5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme, your dog must be treated against tapeworm and the treatment recorded in the EU pet passport or the third country official veterinary certificate. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK directly from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway. Your dog must be treated against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis using an approved/licensed veterinary medicine whose active ingredient is Praziquantel, or an equivalent product. You should check with your vet to ensure the correct treatment is used. A qualified vet must carry out and record the treatment in your pet’s passport or third country certificate. You must not administer the treatment yourself. The treatment must be carried out every time your pet enters the UK."There are two schools of thought regarding how long the rabies vaccine lasts. Although its stated that it lasts three years its advised that a booster be given annually- definately for the first two years. After that every three seems acceptable. A puppy MUST be 12 weeks old to have its rabies jab and it MUST be microchipped first! Cost of jab £51.50Cost of blood test £85Cost of passport £55Identichip £20Oh, and its also reccomended to get the slim white collars from your vet, cant remember what theyre called but they are for sandfly! Oh and take a " tickotwister" an invaluable tiny tool for snagging fat ticks and twisting them out.
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