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    Been Looking forward to spending a good vacation away from work and abroad?

    Spesifically in the mediterranean?

    Come to Turkey! With its friendly people and its sunny weather, its the Holiday of choice! Visit the historical places of Anatolia, from the Topkapı palace in Istanbul to the aphitheater of Ephesus, Turkey is filled with history.
    Learn more about our culture. Spend a quiet night and dine with your significant other in a fancy restaurant overlooking the bosphorus, the only bridge on earth that joins two continents!

    Or if you are more of an active type, check out the clubs and bars of Taksim or Ortaköy in İstanbul or enjoy a swim off the beautiful beaches of Kemer, Antalya, Side, Bodrum and the rest of south coast!

    Its the best time of the year, you won't regret it!


    Oh.... and...
    If you happen to take this advice and do want to come here, please bring along a copy of Start of Darkness, the Origin of the PC's and the Dungeon of Dorukan adventure game, so that I can BUY them from you without paying the attrocious shipping fees!
    . I'll throw in a tour guide service if ya need just gimme the damn books! ARRGH!


    I can't never buy them here, ever!....
    I...... am....so........desperate...... ..... please....
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    what about bein kidnapped, is that a risk there?
    I would be a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.

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    Egghh.. No, I believe they have that in afganistan

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    Hmm... Visit Turkey?

    As a revenge for the Polish jokes

    On an added note, I believe you should try to find someone via the GITP Products board. This topic seems kinda out of place here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_tick_rules View Post
    what about bein kidnapped, is that a risk there?
    Well, if you are carrying those books, you might be kidnapped by desperate OOTS fans. Bring extra copies to barter for your freedom.

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    But... Topkapi isn't on Anatolia...

    And yes, we need more books over here in Turkey. Or, well, any books at all, for people who are still dependent on their parents for online shopping.

    As the resident Turkish guy in the playground, I also feel the need to say welcome. We should get together sometime.
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    This topic's making me hungry....
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    I know... I rarely get to eat turkey. I need to beef up my Anatolian state consumption.
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    The puns... the puns.... the horror....

    Hi Khantalas, nice to meet you I was thinking I was alone here Thanks for the clarification.
    Well that makes two of us now. Can someone please arrange a "Save the Turkish OOTSers fund?" It would be tax deductible.

    I'm sorry I knew the topic would seem a bit out of place but I wanted to post it here.

    Say what, I'll throw in a free "turkey salami sandwitch" with salad for any OOTS missionaries to travel here. (Notice "t" is NOT capital) Deal?
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    Psst, Regneva... There are actually many of us around the net. We just tend to be unidentifiable...

    Yes, the puns are pretty boring. But we can always take it out of Egyptians, you know...


    Back on topic, you think we can get "StTOotSers Fund" started now, and then embezzle millions later? Then we COULD afford the shipping fees...
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    Just to make you realize the sheer number of Turkish people here, here I post.
    Shame on you for thinking you'll get kidnapped if you come here, by the way. We're no Iraq or Iran or whatever the hell you think this place is.
    And for the last time;
    WE DO NOT HAVE CAMELS (except in zoos, and we had an elephant here, but he got old and died, we need a new one now).

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    Hello there, i've been hanging on these forums for quite long but i have never posted until now. Just wanted to say that i too am from Turkey and totally agree with my friends here.. we need a new elephant! and.. yeah you will be most welcome here! (if you come with those books!!!11 ) I d add a few things to that list as well but anyways

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    see the lovli lakes...

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    Just make sure you go through Poland so that I may rob you off your books. You're not the only desperate to get them.
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    Well, I've been in Turkey for vacation, and it was really nice. It is just next to Greece, "so why not ?", I said. I loved the hammams (relaxing) and turkish tea (really strong taste). I liked the muslim temples too. I recommend it, and you can also come and take a look at my country, our islands! Hail Mediterranean!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodora View Post
    Well, I've been in Turkey for vacation, and it was really nice. It is just next to Greece, "so why not ?", I said. I loved the hammams (relaxing) and turkish tea (really strong taste). I liked the muslim temples too. I recommend it, and you can also come and take a look at my country, our islands! Hail Mediterranean!

    Geia neighbour! Thanks for the additional opinion.

    So we, non-americans, non-english europeans still have no way of reading more oots? :(

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    This Belgian bloke would also like to support the site by buying some real life comics, alas I have the same Turkish feeling towards paying 50% of the book in shipping costs. Perhaps we should all pool together, order 1000 copies and meet somewhere in the middle. Say the European capital


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    And if you give your books to me i could be your guide in that cold dangerous desert between seas... dum dum dum. (Well if you will come summer than its really really hot.)

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    I have a question..

    What the hell is "Turkish Delight"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarab83 View Post
    I have a question..

    What the hell is "Turkish Delight"?
    Its a Turkish delicacy. Its a very sweet dessert made from Sugar, Corn starch, lemon etc. with various toppings (Like coconut gratings, nuts or chocolate) and it comes in many different varieties, tastes and colors. Its mostly sticky and jelly like and is consumed in small matchbox size cubes.

    The Turkish word for it is "Lokum". You can find it in almost every touristic town or city.

    Much more info and great pictures here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Delight



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    Quote Originally Posted by Regneva View Post
    So we, non-americans, non-english europeans still have no way of reading more oots? :(
    It's non-British in this case, since the USPS makes no distinction between England and it's cooler cousins. But that's a story for another day.

    Also, I'm on the APE games website right now. Start of Darkness has sold out right now, but getting Dungeon Crawling Fools, Paladin Blues and Origin of PCs comes to $68.85 (85 lira).

    Shipping to Ahmed McTesterson, P.O. Box 1, Istanbul 34000 TR, comes to $33.50 (42 lira). These rates do not seem to change when I set the country to 'UK'.

    Steep, yes, but not impossible- am I misunderstanding?
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    I'll mostly likely be in Turkey next summer, and I mostly likely get my boyfriend the OOTS books as a gift.
    Unfortunatly for him, I belive he'll not have enough free time to read them until I've left Turkey.

    But then again, I'll be kidnaping him from there forever shortly after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regneva View Post
    So what did I win?
    Naturally, you win some Turkish Delight!

    (So.. is it the consistancy of like.. a swedish fish?)

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    Gotta say, I'm a cannucker that went for two weeks in Turkey. I started in Istanbul then went to Izmir, Effes(forgot the English spelling) and Bodrum.

    The Country is absolutely charming. I was NOT kidnapped. Then again, I had a good time hanging out in back alleys playing Taoulah (backgammon) with strangers.

    If you don't go to the tourist (tourrorist) areas, people are friendly and generous. If you go to tourist areas (bodrum), some people will ask "Where's my money".

    All in all, it was great. (te shokre folks!) but to come back to the point, can you check the price for sending a parcel to Istanbul via usps, ups and dhl? From what I can tell from the forums Rich Burlew seems to be a model of a gentleman and will help you folks give him money if you ask nicely. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regneva View Post
    Been Looking forward to spending a good vacation away from work and abroad?

    Spesifically in the mediterranean?

    Come to Turkey! With its friendly people and its sunny weather, its the Holiday of choice! Visit the historical places of Anatolia, from the Topkapı palace in Istanbul to the aphitheater of Ephesus, Turkey is filled with history.
    Learn more about our culture. Spend a quiet night and dine with your significant other in a fancy restaurant overlooking the bosphorus, the only bridge on earth that joins two continents!

    Or if you are more of an active type, check out the clubs and bars of Taksim or Ortaköy in İstanbul or enjoy a swim off the beautiful beaches of Kemer, Antalya, Side, Bodrum and the rest of south coast!

    Its the best time of the year, you won't regret it!
    Come see the majestik cämel

    My sister was once bitten by a cämel






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    Captain Rincewind, reporting from Turkiye.

    I have the OotS books, there's something called "internet ordering".

    "Turkish Delight" is actually a soft candy, which we name "Lokum". It's made of sugar and win. I wonder which perverted merchant named it "Turkish Delight" first, but it's been quite popular for years. :D

    If any of you actually think of visiting Turkey, you might PM me, or any of these guys also from Turkey for any help. Don't worry about the crime rates or anything, it's not worse than Italia. Definitely not on par with L.A. or Noir York...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysar View Post
    Come see the majestik cämel

    My sister was once bitten by a cämel
    I see, so what's the difference between a camel and a cämel?
    Is cämel a 6 headed giant avatar of destruction and ruin?

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    Apparently a crazy little Turkish Delight tastes "like a Gummi-bear making sweet, sweet love to a marshmallow. In your mouth." according to Kingdom of Loathing.
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    Might as well post my Turkish Heritage as well

    While never having been to Turkey itself, my Father was born and raised in Turkey. I believe he has a fairly large farm somewhere near Istanbul, but I could be mistaken about it's location.

    I've always wanted to visit though... Maybe I should bug him one of these days to buy me a plane ticket

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    Hmm, interesting to see that there are quite a few of us - turkish people - in the playground. I've known that D&D has always been popular, but none of my friends in Turkey actually knew this site.

    By the way, do not buy the crap they sell as the "turkish delight" in the UK. I've never tasted a decent one over all these years I've been here. The real turkish delight is sold in Turkey, and if it's well made, it's the tastiest thing ever! (hmm, I'll be flying to Turkey for my holidays tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to taste all those luvly stuff including baklava, kunefe, dolma, adana kebap, iskender kebap etc )

    I'm sorry, I do not have any of those books guys, but apparently they're all the same price for Europe, whether it's UK or Turkey.

    Also, I'd like to protest the guy, who's trying to associate Turkey with camels. Where did that come from?

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