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WOMEN TRAVELERS IN TURKEY – TO SMILE OR NOT TO SMILE?
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40.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Apr 2008 Sat 04:33 am

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

41.       Capoeira
575 posts
 20 Apr 2008 Sun 02:37 pm

Yep...smiling here is a way of showing interest! I have learned that through trial and error. I tend to smile all the time...so my students tell me. But I have learned that eye-contact and a smile is a sign of interest. So...if your interested in meeting a man...it's relatively easy to show interest! No funny games. Just a moment of direct eye contact and a smile and away you go.....

Happy hunting ladies!!!!!!!!

42.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 20 Apr 2008 Sun 04:00 pm

In my opinion=
Women should not go to travel alone.
It is not good idea.
They can go to travel if the travel organizes systematic.
Why?
Because the world is full of dangerous for women and men.
Travel plan must be made according to the country conditions.
There are good persons and bad persons.
Ignorance is a big potential dangerous for people everywhere every time.
Everyone must know this reality.

43.       soulshine
37 posts
 20 Apr 2008 Sun 04:55 pm

Quoting yilgun-7:

In my opinion=
Women should not go to travel alone.
It is not good idea.
They can go to travel if the travel organizes systematic.
Wky?
Because the world is full of dangerous for women and men.
Travel plan must be made according to the country conditions.
There is good persons and bad persons.
Ignorance is a big potential dangerous for people everywhere every time.
Everyone must know this reality.



I travelled to turkey last year on my own and at no time did I feel threatened or in any danger. I actually found Turkish gentlemen(staff) in the resturants and bars to be very protective of me. If I was approached by a tukish man they were quickly questioned about their intentions. On the occasions when I was asked if I would like to go for a drink and I declined turkish men were very polite, thanked me for my time and offered their phone numbers incase I changed my mind. I had a wonderful holiday

44.       KeithL
1455 posts
 20 Apr 2008 Sun 05:17 pm

The biggest rule of safety for foreigners traveling alone (not only women)is be aware and avoid areas where there are not other people.
This is not only for women. I know several men who have been victimized by street crime in Ist. and its always late at night in empty streets.

45.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 20 Apr 2008 Sun 06:28 pm

Keith, what about safety near the Ramparts, i.e. along the Theodosian walls near Edirne Kapi, Egri Kapi, Belgrad Kapi, Mevlana Kapi and Blachernae area??

46.       gokan
8 posts
 09 Feb 2010 Tue 01:09 pm

 

Quoting tyreece

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.

              hi Gemma. how are you in recently days? this is my new profile in TC. I cant use the other profile. what do you mean in this forum writing? I couldnt understand it exactly. I must look at dictionary for many words.     

       next time I will try to understand your writing. with best wishes.

 

47.       foka
597 posts
 12 Feb 2010 Fri 10:40 pm

 

Quoting tyreece

My motto is keep smiling and the world will smile back.

 

 i totally agree with this note...mostly in my life i try to smile, its not going im in poland, in turkey or in france...nowhere i hadnt any problems beacuse im smilling.

Of course i cant say i didnt hear stupid comments about it, but always in my minds i repeat to myself..." if ppl dont like when you smilling so its not your problem "

lets stay on it

and sending to all of you BIG SMILE

48.       Sabina11
16 posts
 12 Feb 2010 Fri 10:59 pm

So if I decide to travel to Istanbul on my own (having decent knowledge of Turkish), I better change my mind???{#emotions_dlg.unsure}

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49.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 12 Feb 2010 Fri 11:32 pm

Sabina - by no means should you be put off travelling to Istanbul on your own. It´s a pretty safe place and used to tourists. If you are reasonable and don´t hang around dangerous places late at night, you´ll be as fine as you would be anywhere in the world. It´s about having common sense

50.       raindrops
267 posts
 13 Feb 2010 Sat 12:25 am

 

Quoting Sabina11

So if I decide to travel to Istanbul on my own (having decent knowledge of Turkish), I better change my mind???{#emotions_dlg.unsure}

 

not at all - you will have marvelous trip if plan it in advance: where to go, what to see etc

it is safe due to my own experience. just having friend next to you is always more fun

though, from other hand, you behave more careful when on your own )

but it is safe anyway

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