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WOMEN TRAVELERS IN TURKEY – TO SMILE OR NOT TO SMILE?
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30.       mltm
3690 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 05:12 pm

Nobody is telling that smiling is a bad thing. I try to smile and be kind as much as possible during my interactions with people, but was just trying to tell that sometimes there're some social conditions in Turkey different than in Europe which no one can deny I'm sure. And it counts for the behaviours of females and how they are welcomed as well.
It was just some information for foreigners (especially female ones who travel alone) to make them aware of somethings, and as the article also points out, there should be some truth in it.
Anyway turkish people are very very friendly as you know

31.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 05:33 pm

Quoting mltm:

Nobody is telling that smiling is a bad thing. I try to smile and be kind as much as possible during my interactions with people, but was just trying to tell that sometimes there're some social conditions in Turkey different than in Europe which no one can deny I'm sure. And it counts for the behaviours of females and how they are welcomed as well.
It was just some information for foreigners (especially female ones who travel alone) to make them aware of somethings, and as the article also points out, there should be some truthness in it.
Anyway turkish people are very very friendly as you know



Once again i agree with Meltem.
Especially about that last sentence

32.       mltm
3690 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 06:03 pm

Quote:

Quoting Deli_kizin:



Once again i agree with Meltem.
Especially about that last sentence



I know that you agree with me You have already adapted yourself a lot to Turkey, but listen to Kadir more sometimes

33.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 06:15 pm

Quoting mltm:

I know that you agree with me You have already adapted yourself a lot to Turkey, but listen to Kadir more sometimes



Even more?

34.       libralady
5152 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 06:16 pm

My view on the original post is this. If you are on holiday the natives of that country know you are a tourist and to some extent understand that you do not know their culture. Therefore you might do things that would not normally be accepted, but unwittingly so. Having said that I do believe it is wise to read about the country you are going to and know something of it's culture and religion, especially if you are going to travel alone.

If you go to a country on business then it is your duty to understand what the business culture is in that country. You may not like it but you should observe it.

I travel to China a lot on business and over the years our Suppliers have accepted that they do business with Women and it has become much easier for me to travel without being "gorped" at because I am a woman. The customs have become second nature to me now and I even find my self observing them when I go to a Chinese restaurant in the UK. My friends wonder what the hell I am doing, washing my cup and my chopsticks with green tea before I start to eat with them lol

35.       tyreece
1 posts
 07 Apr 2006 Fri 08:49 pm

Unlike Ramayan who 'as a man I have few words' I unfortunately am a woman who has many words but I will try to be brief. I read all of the comments with a varying degree of emotions. I strongly agree with Ramayan's perceptions and as someone who has experienced a number of cultures I have found that traditions and expectations are similar across all cultures even in England. I have found that if you respect others you get respect back. That all everyone wants to be respected for who they are and perhaps to be really listened to. I come from a background that has been influenced by a strict loving Nigerian father and not so strict but loving English mother. Growing up was wonderful because I watched and listened to my parents debate what was the right way and what was the wrong forway for bring up their daughter's and theirs son's. I like to think that I have inherited the best from both of them. That is that you welcome and feed people who are hungry with a good heart that shows in your face (the genuine smile is therefore essential). You don't agree with someone old or young if it is not genuine but you politely and diplomatically put your point across. In my experience (and I have friends from a range of cultures) is that people would rather see a bright open smile than a frowning scowling face as it can sometimes brighten up their day and lift their spirits. I smile all the time whatever country I am in and most certainly when I am in Turkey. No bad experiences to date and no undue advances. I put this down to human instincts. After a few minutes of conversation you know what impression you have made by their body language of others. (back to Ramayan's mirror. I would just like to add that woman and men across the world can misinterpret the purest of motives, a smile from the opposite gender can often be seen as 'he/she fancies me' when the opposite is the case. As I said at the begining I am a woman of many words so I apologise for the ongoing saga. I just could not resist putting my 'peneth word'. My motto is keep smiling and the world will smile back.

36.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:00 am

That was lovely really
Thank you all for the informations

We really miss much by arguing and fighting and forget the beauty of that site !

37.       teaschip
3870 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:16 am

Pulling old threads, wow I even remember some of these. What's the saying the oldies but goodies..or something like that.

38.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:24 am

İ think ..its something like that..
They are very informative
İ have been throw that forum for more than a while,and it contain very rich and right from people's experience informations
Were just forgotten

39.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:31 am

I think this was Slavica's first ever post on TC

It's a strange feeling sometimes to read my old posts as well... :-S lol

40.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:33 am

Ohhhh ,that is true cat,i havent noticed its her first
thats cool

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