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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.
  15. Oh dear! I've just re-read Mouse's posts about doing the long drive, the reason I was checking her story again is that tomorrow we leave Cornwall, destination Turkey!!! I may be feeling some slight trepidation after re reading mouses incredible journey on the other hand, our ten year old, geography mad son is so excited he can barely speak let alone sleep and hubby is in the process of organising the ins and outs of the proverbial cats backside in record time (in a week - it was just last Monday that we decided we were all doing the drive!) Interestingly he said to mention that this year. unlike last year, he has managed to get car insurance for driving in turkey, arranged in the UK and before we leave, this is with AVIVA, this should mean that the problems of arranging car insurance at the border should be avoided, (but watch this space! We aren't going to be racing there, in fact it will be built into a European road trip of a holiday, I'll post again a little later with route details, our thinking behind why the particular route, and any other helpful snippets you may find interesting. We are bringing two dogs this year! "Vodka" is the new addition, she is an 18 week old Pappilion and is vaccinated and "passported" up to the hilt in anticipation of a sunnier new life!!! Now I just need to relax and erase Mouse's story from my mind.
  16. Mine is " This Way Up" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^Lol, Taurean here, stubborn, Mother Earth who likes to make jam and ...erm..... Knit??!?!
  17. Ooohing, tell it like it is yellowcat,I'll take a little ole look at that link, thanks MeralX
  18. Hmm, I don't get that YG,The BP oil spill 2010 was a massive environmental disaster from which recovery is slow, if at all. Fracking and other recent methods of raping the earth of its natural resources and bloodlines are new, debateable and not yet completely researched. The consequences of these new techniques are yet to manifest..... The earth ( Gaia ) protests and keeps protesting.... She manages to keep her head above water at present... Was there a pun in there somewhere?!
  19. Pretty video, the winter one looks like newquay in the height of the summer!! Now I'm in desperate need to get back out to turkey!! Thanks ken :/
  20. So my other dog, who is getting on in years ( 12 yrs old!!! )....and has recently been told by the vet that she needs to lose weight ( put on " obesity management" food!!!! )Thinks she can get away with eating vodkas breakfast, lunch and dinner! I feel a little dog " dog shaming" coming on! Is this too bad of me?! Lol!
  21. Hi YG,that link isn't working for me, I think I found the same commentary herehttps://www.metabunk.org/threads/debunked-rosalind-peterson-leaker-addressing-un-about-chemtrails-and-geoengineering.3514/About her......"On May 21, 2007, Rosalind Peterson, lifelong Redwood Valley, California resident, was invited by Kiyo Akasaka, Under- Secretary General of the United Nations, to address this Conference during both a workshop, held on September 5th, and a round-table session, held on September 6, 2007, at the United Nations. Rosalind was invited to address this conference due to her research and work in the agriculture field relating to climate change, global dimming, and theaffects of man-made clouds and experimental weather modification programs on agriculture. Rosalind is co-founder and President of the Agriculture Defense Coalition. The ADC was formed in 2006, in partnership with Bridget Conroy, from Phoenix, Arizona, in order to protect agriculture crop production from uncontrolled experimental weather modification programs, atmospheric heating and testing experiments, and geoengineering schemes. Between1989 and 1993, Rosalind was an Agriculture Technologist working for the Mendocino County Agriculture Department. She also joined the California U. S. D. A. Farm Service Agency in 1992, and became a U. S. D. A. California Certified Agriculture Crop Loss Adjustor between 1995 and 1998. Rosalind has also won several awards and recognition for her extensive efforts to protect drinking water supplies from toxic chemical contamination in Martinez, California. She writes articles for newswithviews.com on many subjects including climate change brought about by experimental weather modification and other experimental atmospheric programs that have negative impacts on agriculture, trees, and drinking water supplies."From this source; http://newyorkskywatch.com/rosalind-peterson-speech-transcript/The interesting piece in the transcript I find is about haarp."Could the H. A. A. R. P. Project in Alaska, NOAA, DOE, NASA, Air Force, Department of Defense, etc., be the reason for climate changes that have been escalating since the late 1980s, when the funds and technology allowed for the escalation of atmospheric heating and testing programs like NASA’s TMA Night Cloud tests using trimethylaluminum or the advanced testing of military weapons systems like star wars? NASA’s Night Clouds Atmospheric Testing Program:"I read a huge amount about HAARP and Alaska and their testing some years ago, still don't understand it completely, I keep saying- I'm not a scientist, but I did find what was going on out there fascinating, and worrying that so many people weren't aware of the experiments!
  22. IbrahimabiIt's nothing to do with Ken, it might be their site but their invite and fantastic info draws many."Many" brings lots of views and opinions. Opinions are there to be discussed. Plus, it's hardly a " conspiracy " - as everyone keeps calling it, if EVERYONE ( seems to) already know about it! Oh my gosh! I thought I was WELL UP there with the whole theorist latest....how wrong can I be .... Like I said at the start of this thread, interesting how many people are talking about it. Still haven't quite understood or got round to googling cloud seeding, but from what the DUDE. says there doesn't seem much difference from "chem trailing" but MUST discover more... How can one be mainstream and one not..... As I said, must research science and geography a bit more- at least until I know where London is!?
  23. Here here!! ^^^^ THE DUDE!:)What's " cloud seeding" Ken? You mentioned it on here. I could google it and read 28 million different theories, but, in a nutshell???
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