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post #5 of Old 01-09-2013
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Re: Chartering in Turkey

I sailed Turkey as crew right around 2000 and I had a similar experience with the locals. They certainly do hustle more to get you in the door of the restaurants or shops but that's completely cultural. Even walking down the street in Istanbul they always wanted to engage you and try to talk you into the shop. With that said I never had any experiences that I thought I was being ripped off. The food in the little seaside places was good and we enjoyed eating in all the little places that come out to you. I wouldn't be worried about chartering from anyone after doing the standard due diligence I'd do here in the States.
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