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Old 10-19-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Suggestions? Has anyone ever done it? Tips?

I am planning for 3 weeks. I was going to start with Istanbul, head down the coast to Olimpus, head to Goreme, and then to Safranbolu, looping abck to Istanbul to fly back home. I was orginally going to put Mt. Nemrut there, but I don't think it's wise for a single female to travel alone in that region (well, actually it was the State Department that said it's not a good idea to travel alone in that region).

I really would like some tips and personal experiences from you guys... too many other people I have talked to about it have said don't go at all... I know this place will give me straight up advice!

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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Sorry, I didn't see this earlier... You'll be fine. Especially given your experience level! A friend of mine currently living in Cairo traveled through Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and even a bit of Syria by herself. She had a fantastic time with few incidents of harrassment (and she's 24, pretty, with light brown/dark blonde hair). Do it!!
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It should be fine - just never let your guard down (the general Middle East rule :D). The State Department is required to post every single incident of harrassment as a general warning, sort of like test groups have to post all the side effects (even ones that occur unrelated to the medicine testing) on a medicine bottle--even something weird and isolated will probably show up if it's reported.

I had a friend travel to Turkey alone last year and she stayed there for almost a month--she said it was the most amazing time of her life...!

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my boyfriend travelled to Turkey last year... and hes still talking about it today haha.... ive seen some amazing pictures of that place. Im so jealous that iddint get to go myself. I would definetly recommend going there from what hes told me about it. It looks so amazing.
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