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    Heading to Istanbul in 8 days - with family - bad idea?

    We travel, a lot. a few months ago we decided to check out Istanbul, one of the few great cities Miss Frozen and I haven't been to. Then all hell broke out. Would you all still go? Financially it wont be to big a hit, but we REALLY want to check it out, and it doesn't appear that things are going to get better for some time, go now while still contained or bail bail bail?

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    I'd PM Cono Este just before you leave he'll be able to let you know if there war has started.. or ended.

    (seriously - I doubt it'll be a problem at all)
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    How much for the children?

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    From a personal safety standpoint it should be fine. From a supporting a repressive regime with tourism dollars standpoint...well that's up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    From a personal safety standpoint it should be fine. From a supporting a repressive regime with tourism dollars standpoint...well that's up to you.
    Ya I felt the same way when I was biking in Moab last month
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    PM this guy with the stache

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Ya I felt the same way when I was biking in Moab last month
    I lol’ed
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    How much for the children?
    The little girl. I want to buy your women.

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    If the kids misbehave on the trip, you could trade them for a fine woven rug.

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    Heading to Istanbul in 8 days - with family - bad idea?

    “Oh Billy”

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    From a personal safety standpoint it should be fine. From a supporting a repressive regime with tourism dollars standpoint...well that's up to you.
    meh, i pay taxes here, so im already supporting a repressive regime. I travel alot these days, and the people I see and meet remind me that Government is not the people, people are usually really awesome everywhere. Of course I know you know that too.

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    I'm going to Istanbul early next month for a week. I'm not concerned about safety there. Turkish peeps are generally pretty chill and welcoming. If they're not, I'll go all Dracula on their asses.

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    My ski bro just spent > 4 years biking along the eastern seboard to Tiera del fuego and back thru the west

    he said once he got across the border into mexico amongst the drug dealers thieves rapists murderer's

    he felt safe
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    Well fortunately it’s about as far from Syria as possible, so you have that going for you. Which is nice.

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    Bring back some hash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tango uniform View Post
    Bring back some hash.
    The prison in Midnight Express is now a Four Seasons hotel, my wife and daughter stayed there a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    The prison in Midnight Express is now a Four Seasons hotel, my wife and daughter stayed there a few years ago.
    Baller.

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    I had high hopes when I heard she was gonna be in a Turkish prison but it didn't really work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozenwater View Post
    meh, i pay taxes here, so im already supporting a repressive regime. I travel alot these days, and the people I see and meet remind me that Government is not the people, people are usually really awesome everywhere. Of course I know you know that too.
    Ha, good point. It doesn't seem like public safety is much more of a concern now than at any point in the last several years. Turkey has had some terror attacks in the last few years, but that could happen anywhere, including right here in the freedom and gun loving US of A.

    In your shoes I would go. Turkish people are some of the warmest and friendliest towards tourists of anywhere I've ever been and their currency is on sale right now. Enjoy the well-socialized and vaccinated street dogs, they were seriously a highlight of our trip.

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    I recently watched Mark's videos on the area, and really want to go.

    https://migrationology.com/travel-gu...tanbul-turkey/


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    I would love to see your whole family wearing MAGA hats
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    South and East borders have been rough for decades. You'll be fine in Istanbul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    I recently watched Mark's videos on the area, and really want to go.

    https://migrationology.com/travel-gu...tanbul-turkey/

    Food looks good. Dude is total goofball.

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    Heading to Istanbul in 8 days - with family - bad idea?


    It says reconsider travel to Batman province. Why even go at this point.


    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Ya I felt the same way when I was biking in Moab last month
    Zing!
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