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  1. Yes Kusadasi does rely mainly on summer tourism, but for those of us who live here, we dont really want to buy endless jewellery or carpets or go on tours...so alot of places are closed.

    ALong the seafront there are many restaurants and cafe bars or tea shops that are open and very busy in the evenings, infact Ive noticed alot more business there this year than before.

    We still have our markets on, tuesday fruit & veg and small textiles, wed all textiles and shoes, fri fruit and veg, sunday fruit and vegtues wed and fri markets are always packed - even in the rain....

    So we still eat out and shop, just not in the commercialised places that are busy in the summer.

    There are several places that do different things on different nights, ie quiz nights or karaoke nights or party nights etc and some of them are very busy.

    Its a very different Kusadasi in the winter compared to the summer, and alot of workers and owners arent here in the winter they go off to where ever, but there is a very large community who live here all year round.

    Most of our supermarkets are open all year as does the cinema etc

  2. I would imagine they need their own passport, my youngest was 3 months when we travelled to Turkey and he had his own passport...

    Anyone who applied for passports via Germany that I know of got theirs back very quickly..maybe you could try emailing or phoning them or attaching a note to your application.

  3. I love turkish beef and in general have found it to be of great quality.

    Its all to do with how long its 'hung' or matured for, as said above, if its for use today you dont want the bright red meat, its too fresh and will be tough..

    If its steak for today you really want the dark red one, honest, yumm.....(entrecot for sirloin or bonfile for fillet)A tip for steak, take a beef cube and crumb it up into olive oil and marinade your meat in that for a good hour (or longer, a couple days even).... heat dry pan till its smoking... drop in your meat, seal for a min or 2 on each side, then turn down the heat till it cooks how you like it.

  4. I wrote a lengthy reply to this earlier and internet cut off at time of posting! :animatedwink[1]: I had mine in private for first year, i personally felt it of no benefit...

    Its more like keeping up with the Jones's... oh my son at the 'private' school... :hysterical[1]: Last 2 years the wee ones been at state school where their progress is fab, their homework is daily, at least an hour, and is checked. We have monthly meetings to discuss their work etc I cant complain with it really.

    I would consider using the money towards a private tutor to get your son up to speed on his turkish quicker, 1-2-1 at home with him.

  5. Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Good luck with your romance, you will hear and read alot of horror stories and some people will only be glad to get you to read about them..

    I cant say if he is gonna be modern or westernised, you need to work that out for yourself... all I can say is that I married a man I met on holiday 19 years ago, and we are still together and very happy. Of course not all holiday romances work out, neither does any marriage.

    I would only suggest that you and your friend go on a holiday and that he come to see you while you are there. At the end of the day you have never met, and sometimes people via the net arent what they seem, however, times are changing and there are much more internet relationships than ever before.

    All I can say is dont have on rose tinted glasses and keep your wits about you, any tell tale signs of asking for money etc then no..

    I do suggest you do a search in here and other forums to read the tales of woe to give you an idea of the pitfalls and traps that some people lay.

    I do hope it works out for you though x

  6. Thats a bit of a flaw in the system then if Ireland lets you bring pets back in as all you would need to do to get a pet to uk then is fly to Dublin, drive to Belfast and take the ferry to Scotland, being in UK and no quarantine..?? I am not sure who flies in and out of Ireland, try the holiday companies as sometimes they will take pets.

  7. Thats right we dont have the pet passport scheme here in Turkey, Im not sure bout Irelands regulations but for the uk, any animal coming from Turkey would need to do the quarantine for 6 months or be living in a country that does do the pet passport scheme for the 6 months prior to going back.

  8. You will need to arrange to pick up the docs yourself in person or appoint someone to pick it up for you.

    Then you need go to the registrars office where you will marry, then for blood tests in the local clinic, get a tax number, and back to the registrars office to set the wedding date and time in the book.

  9. My daughter had a root canal and 3 fillings 2 weeks ago and it cost 435 tl.. she did have 3 or 4 appointments as she is young and the dentist didnt want to do too much at one time incase it put her off dentists.

    My son got a tooth pulled which cost 60 tl yet a friend got one pulled for 30tl in a dentist 6 miles out of Kusadasi.

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