Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Catchy Message Title?...No!...Should You Read?...Please!

Catchy Message Title?...No!...Should You Read?...Please!

Nov 27th, 2005, 04:48 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14
Catchy Message Title?...No!...Should You Read?...Please!

We've secured ff seats and we're off to Iatanbul on 12/17. Knowing nothing about Turkey, but willing and needing to learn in a hurry, would love some help. We arrive on the 18th, and my thoughts are to continue onto the Cappadocia area, rent a car maybe? and stay for 4 nights. We would travel onto Izmir, to spend 4 nights and lots of time @ Ephasus, and then back to Istanbul for the remainder of the trip. A total of 14 days on the ground, seeking clean moderate lodging (hopefully no more than 100US per night. Oh, and we will have our well travelled, and might I add, well behaved 5 & 8 year old daughters. Doable? I'm calling Turkish Air Mon. to try and figure out the costs of those in country flights, but we are willing to drive if the knowing followers of this board think that's a viable option. Thanks for imput.
cape is offline  
Nov 27th, 2005, 05:07 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,818
In Cappadocia, the kids would love to stay in a cave....Esbelli Pension is a keen place..in your price range..Suha (Bill) the owner is a prince...rent a car for driving around the astounding region, then turn it in and fly from Kayseri to Kusadasi..a much better place to tour Ephesus..only 12 miles...stay at The Kismet, overlooking the harbor..lovely lodgings...you'll definitely need a car which you can rent at Autoeurope/Europcar in Urgup, a few blocks from said cave dwellings. Esbelli will send someone to pick you up at Kayseri Airport, and charge about $40..well worth it..or you can rent the car at that aiport and drive to Urgup. Also, suggest you visit Pamukkale one of the days while in Kusadasi....kids will love bathing in the travertines...unique place if there ever was one....
tower is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 06:27 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
It is not necessary for a thread title to be "catchy."

It is simple courtesy to mention the destination and a few words describing your issue.

I might suggest Getting around Turkey - fly or drive?
Robespierre is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 06:34 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
It doesn't matter to ME what the titles say - but it should matter to the poster, since they are the ones wanting someone to give them information on their topic...
You catch more flies with honey, and you catch more responses with a specific title.
If that's too much trouble for you, well...
Travelnut is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 10:01 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,892
Have you noticed your cute (?) but useless title has garnered one applicable response? Whereas if you had posted w/ a reasonable title you would probably have 5 or 10 or more by now.
janisj is online now  
Nov 28th, 2005, 10:27 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,127
Frozen Tukuses in December?...Yes! Should You Reconsider?...Yes!
Gardyloo is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 10:33 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 14
Hi cape
seems to me you have attracted all the touchy people to your question and not one has offered advice. I'm not sure but I'll bet they are all men..Sensitive to the last!! Sorry I can't help either just cannot believe the way some people react! Good luck with getting help on your problem1
Failte is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 10:37 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,379
well call me crazy, but it does help get the information you need when you state your destination in the title of the post.
suze is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:00 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,127
I did offer advice. I think staying in a cave in Cappadocia in December will be real cold and that the OP should reconsider.
Gardyloo is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:14 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
Geez, some people speak about men as if they were some other species!

I suggested trying a more focused title in the hopes of increasing the number of responses cape received.

This is called "assisting."
Robespierre is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:18 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,083
I'm surprised we havn't heard from Rex yet..

;-)

Muck
Mucky is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:26 AM
  #12  
rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,194
I did post... on another thread by this OP - - didn't really want to top this one... but since it already is...

see http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34542032

I'm glad that you at least recognized the need for someone to offer some constructive criticism to this new registrant, Sir Mucky...



Best wishes,

Rex
rex is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 11:35 AM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14
Good Grief! I thought this was being posted under Turkey when it was written. It appears that folks have a lot of time on their hands. Wish that time was spent in a more positve and kind way, rather than pointing out how dumb the title is. I apologize for wasting the time of those who felt their time was wasted. I get the message about titles.
cape is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 12:45 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,892
Cape: "I thought this was being posted under Turkey when it was written."

Just for your future reference -- there is no "Trukey" forum, nor a UK forum, or a France forum or for any other specific country.

Your "Catchy Message Title? ...No! ... Should You Read?...Please!" is lumped in "Europe" along with threads about London, Irish Beer, Apartments in Paris, and trains in Italy.

Clicking on "Turkey" simply allows folks to search for info about Turkey . . . . .
janisj is online now  
Nov 28th, 2005, 02:28 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,379
cape- hey, it's us people with all that time on our hands who will be the ones helping you find answers to your questions! And I think mostly it *was* stated in a positive and kind way to help you understand how to get the most effective results from posting.
suze is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 04:30 PM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
My point was - it isn't wasting my time, it's wasting yours.
Travelnut is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 04:57 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 29
Hope you will read up on the ancient and more recent history of the area and particularly its 'relationship' with the Armenians the first half of the 20th century.
GrandeRandonnee is offline  
Nov 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14
thanks to those who helped w/ Turkey, have reposted under new title.
cape is offline  
Nov 29th, 2005, 12:31 AM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,083
Thank you for your contribution Rex.

Keep up the good work !!

;-)

Sir Mucky OBE, MBE, DSO, MBA, 'O'level GCSE and 50 metre swimming certificate.
Mucky is offline  
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:43 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,336
I just read a driving trip report on Turkey, including Cappadocia, in a recent Conde Nast Traveler. At work, so don't know the exact issue. A useful article, I thought. I will look for it tonight (unless another poster has it handy...)
annabelle2 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:57 PM.