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TravelPod Member ReviewsBolat Hotel Isparta
The Room was clean, the breakfast really good and generally it was ok! The main problem is that nobody from the hotel staff speaks any language except Turkish. This can be quite a problem. In the booking site, it said it offered parking. This is not true, there is a private parking close to the hotel, which you have to pay by the hour.
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... bus to Aksaray. Turning into the very modern otogar (bus station), we had to wait for an older couple going by on a tractor -- "doing their weekly shopping," Frances guessed. Free shuttle from the otogar into town, then a dolmus to either Ihlara or Güzelyurt.
Prices are for two people:
Egirdir: Paris Pension, TL 70 with breakfast.
Bus Egirdir-Konya-Aksaray TL 80 + 40, dolmus Aksaray-Ihlara ...
... we found our starting point. The weather was a little sketchy at the beginning and we ducked into an old stone church. Narthexes quickly became the topic on conversation and we later named a passing turtle Narthex. A delightful word not oft used.
At the end of the day we had all had a great hike with lovely views and a fish dinner by our hosts. Who could ask for more?
... three hours doing that in the morning. He was happy to be able to access all necessary records on-line. Then using TurboTax On-Line, he was able to file our Federal Return and two State returns two hours later. That's pretty fast for us. We will be getting money back this year!
I spent time planning the next steps on on Turkey tour. Evening was spent over cards and a drink in Charly's.