Subject: Turkey--Advise for May trip
Hi, We had dinner in the Pera Palace Hotel in Istambul and thought next time we would like to stay there. It is full of history and it is very nice.

In Turkey they can drive you nuts offering merchandise and trying to lure you into so called factories that are simple shops. They would offer all kind of complimentary teas etc.

If you do not wish to go shopping do not accept any offer for complimentary tea, also in our experience if you wish to buy something you must bargain, ...I mean really bargain, they can star asking way, way , way....up ...actually my feeling was that they always got the upper hand.

Otherwise it is a fascinating beautiful place to visit.

Good luck Graciella Miami Beach