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August 5, 2010 11:05 AM Subscribe
Suggestions for a young (American) woman going to live in Turkey.
posted by BusyBusyBusy to travel & transportation around Turkey (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Soon I will be leaving to Antalya, Turkey where I will be living for two months while taking language classes. I will be staying with a host family. I have visited Turkey (mainly Istanbul) for a short time (about three weeks) once before.
I am looking for suggestions about how to make the most of this experience. I will be alone for most of the trip, with the exception of a short visit from my mother. How should I dress and behave (aside from observe people and blend in, which I will do)? What are the best means of transportation and internet? How do I deal with unwanted advances (These were really distressing to be the last time I was there. Whenever I was out without a male friend, I was treated very lewdly. The fake wedding ring didn't work.)
I am mostly looking for suggestions related to cultural integration and understanding. Any ideas regarding places to go, things to see or do are also appreciated. Thanks, Me-fites!