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« on: February 04, 2012, 09:36:15 PM »
Not necessarily a beer destination, I know, but what should I expect in Turkey from a general non-beer standpoint?  Anyone been?

I will be going this summer.  A few days in Kayseri (and general vicinity), a few days in Ephesus [Efes] (and general vicinity), and a few days in Istanbul.  Most of the trip is pretty much planned out already, but just wondering if anyone's got some recommendations or other thoughts....TIA.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 09:50:41 PM »
NG has been there a bunch.  IIRC, his Dad lives there.

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 12:13:56 AM »
Turkey overall:

    Exercise normal safety precautions
    Exercise a high degree of caution
    Reconsider your need to travel
    Do not travel

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 12:32:42 AM »
NG has been there a bunch.  IIRC, his Dad lives there.
:thumbup: thanks.  I'll send him a PM if he doesn't see this thread.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 01:15:23 AM »
NG told me about a Turkish restaurant once :mellow:

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »
Tasty brined and deep-fried.  :thumbup:

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 12:50:59 PM »
my wife's cousin and her family have been there a couple times

they love it. :shrug:
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 01:05:28 PM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:53 PM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....

 :pics: :unsure:

No.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 10:45:07 PM »
Email sent to my dad about this. I'll report back.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 10:49:04 PM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....

 :pics: :unsure:

No.

Plenty of people have met her, but no idea if there are :pics:

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 11:53:53 AM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....

 :pics: :unsure:

No.

Plenty of people have met her, but no idea if there are :pics:

There are not. For some reason, she never shows up in pictures. Or reflections. :unsure:
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012, 12:00:56 PM »
I'll ask my dad about this. He's back in Seattle full-time now, but spent 5 years in Ankara. Also, my wife is half Turkish, and my SIL has spent a lot of time there. I can ask.....

 :pics: :unsure:

No.

Plenty of people have met her, but no idea if there are :pics:

There are not. For some reason, she never shows up in pictures. Or reflections. :unsure:

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 11:17:40 AM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012, 11:31:06 AM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...

You're in Turkey?!?! What for? That's awesome.

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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012, 12:01:36 PM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...

You're in Turkey?!?! What for? That's awesome.
A wedding turned into a family vacation.  Kayseri is really industrial, definitely not a tourist destination.  We left Buffalo on a 10 AM flight yesterday and got to the hotel here around 5:30 PM local time this afternoon, so about 24 hours of nonstop travel to get here.  It's 7 PM now, I got like 2 hrs of sleep last night.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 12:07:14 PM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...

You're in Turkey?!?! What for? That's awesome.
A wedding turned into a family vacation.  Kayseri is really industrial, definitely not a tourist destination.  We left Buffalo on a 10 AM flight yesterday and got to the hotel here around 5:30 PM local time this afternoon, so about 24 hours of nonstop travel to get here.  It's 7 PM now, I got like 2 hrs of sleep last night.

Very cool. You doing anything touristy while you're there?

Also, they have internet in Turkey? :unsure:

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012, 12:30:17 PM »
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 05:04:31 PM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...

You're in Turkey?!?! What for? That's awesome.
A wedding turned into a family vacation.  Kayseri is really industrial, definitely not a tourist destination.  We left Buffalo on a 10 AM flight yesterday and got to the hotel here around 5:30 PM local time this afternoon, so about 24 hours of nonstop travel to get here.  It's 7 PM now, I got like 2 hrs of sleep last night.

Very cool. You doing anything touristy while you're there?

Also, they have internet in Turkey? :unsure:
Yes, plenty.  My uncle is marrying a Turkish woman from Kayseri on Saturday.  Technically they are already married in the US but this is their official ceremony at her home.  We are in Kayseri through Saturday, travel to Kusadasi on the Mediterranean coast for Sun thru Wed, Istanbul Thu and Fri and then travel home next Saturday.

Their ceremony is basically just a giant reception on Saturday night.  No alcohol at the reception.  There don't appear to be any bars here either, only cafes.  Per my uncle's wife, no one really drinks alcohol at all here, save for a handful of traditional "good luck" type of drinks.  No beer at the supermarket we went to, not allowed to sell in the market.

Tonight we had some tea at the hotel bar, cleaned up after our traveling and went out to some random places in Kayseri.  Thank god for my uncle's wife (I guess she's my aunt, but she's only 2 years older than me so it seems awkward to call her that) who is completely bilingual, because almost nobody here speaks English.  Per my uncle, that will be different in Istanbul and Kusadasi, which are much more visitor-friendly.  We had dinner at some locally-famous kebab place and later went for some late night coffee/tea at a nice open-air cafe on the mountainside overlooking the city.  Turkish coffee is awesome.  Tomorrow we go to Goreme/Kapadokya.

Kayseri is certainly a bit of a culture shock.  It looks to be a half-developed metro area.  Lots of instances of Western influence, trying to look and feel European, but still definitely a lot of poverty.  I guess I'd say that it looks pretty much like you'd imagine a large metro area in Central Turkey to look.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Also, yes to Internet.  Hotel has free wifi, which is good cause I don't have a data plan for my iPad, so I might be afk from Sunday on.  I've got the data plan turned off for my phone.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2012, 05:57:40 PM »
Guess I should have asked NG more about this before he left.  Posting live from Kayseri, Turkey...

You're in Turkey?!?! What for? That's awesome.
A wedding turned into a family vacation.  Kayseri is really industrial, definitely not a tourist destination.  We left Buffalo on a 10 AM flight yesterday and got to the hotel here around 5:30 PM local time this afternoon, so about 24 hours of nonstop travel to get here.  It's 7 PM now, I got like 2 hrs of sleep last night.

Very cool. You doing anything touristy while you're there?

Also, they have internet in Turkey? :unsure:
Yes, plenty.  My uncle is marrying a Turkish woman from Kayseri on Saturday.  Technically they are already married in the US but this is their official ceremony at her home.  We are in Kayseri through Saturday, travel to Kusadasi on the Mediterranean coast for Sun thru Wed, Istanbul Thu and Fri and then travel home next Saturday.

Their ceremony is basically just a giant reception on Saturday night.  No alcohol at the reception.  There don't appear to be any bars here either, only cafes.  Per my uncle's wife, no one really drinks alcohol at all here, save for a handful of traditional "good luck" type of drinks.  No beer at the supermarket we went to, not allowed to sell in the market.

Tonight we had some tea at the hotel bar, cleaned up after our traveling and went out to some random places in Kayseri.  Thank god for my uncle's wife (I guess she's my aunt, but she's only 2 years older than me so it seems awkward to call her that) who is completely bilingual, because almost nobody here speaks English.  Per my uncle, that will be different in Istanbul and Kusadasi, which are much more visitor-friendly.  We had dinner at some locally-famous kebab place and later went for some late night coffee/tea at a nice open-air cafe on the mountainside overlooking the city.  Turkish coffee is awesome.  Tomorrow we go to Goreme/Kapadokya.

Kayseri is certainly a bit of a culture shock.  It looks to be a half-developed metro area.  Lots of instances of Western influence, trying to look and feel European, but still definitely a lot of poverty.  I guess I'd say that it looks pretty much like you'd imagine a large metro area in Central Turkey to look.

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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2012, 09:03:32 AM »
Arrived in Kusadasi this afternoon after a ridiculous day.

Friday in Goreme and Kapadokya was very cool, old historical shit, an underground city, etc., definitely interesting stuff.  Didn't do much on Friday night as we tried to catch up on some sleep.  I found some crap beers in Goreme to bring back to the hotel.

Saturday was awesome, my uncle's wife's family hosted us for a delicious breakfast, tons of breads, homemade sausage, 5 different homemade jams....an "amped-up" version of the traditional breakfast.  Women served the guests and the men of the family ate with us along with 2 grandmothers.  Reception at night was different, lots of traditional Turkish dancing, and they seemed to enjoy our American dancing as well.

The roads in these old towns are so narrow, and a lot of the time there's no street signs.  It took us literally 2-3 hours to find our hotel in Kusadasi.  Beautiful setting right on the Aegean Sea.  I'll have to take some pics from my hotel window, cool view.

One thing I have been disappointed with is the food.  I didn't know a ton about it to begin with, but not much has wowed me so far.  The tea and coffee are great and some other foods have been decent.
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2012, 09:13:58 AM »
Arrived in Kusadasi this afternoon after a ridiculous day.

Friday in Goreme and Kapadokya was very cool, old historical shit, an underground city, etc., definitely interesting stuff.  Didn't do much on Friday night as we tried to catch up on some sleep.  I found some crap beers in Goreme to bring back to the hotel.

Saturday was awesome, my uncle's wife's family hosted us for a delicious breakfast, tons of breads, homemade sausage, 5 different homemade jams....an "amped-up" version of the traditional breakfast.  Women served the guests and the men of the family ate with us along with 2 grandmothers.  Reception at night was different, lots of traditional Turkish dancing, and they seemed to enjoy our American dancing as well.

The roads in these old towns are so narrow, and a lot of the time there's no street signs.  It took us literally 2-3 hours to find our hotel in Kusadasi.  Beautiful setting right on the Aegean Sea.  I'll have to take some pics from my hotel window, cool view.

One thing I have been disappointed with is the food.  I didn't know a ton about it to begin with, but not much has wowed me so far.  The tea and coffee are great and some other foods have been decent.

don't try to be impressed, just enjoy your time there the best you can...  :rant:
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2012, 12:04:14 PM »
Also, Hedo Turkoglu was on our flight from Istanbul to Izmir this morning.  Sat first class, was on the plane before the rest of us boarded, and was gone basically as soon as we touched down.  I don't know if no one else noticed him of what.
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
Is this turkey basting itself? :confused:


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The Force is what gives a brewer his power. It's an energy field created by yeast. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It converts polysaccharides to ethyl alcohol.