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Preparing your trip to Side: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Side, Turkey 1. The vast majority of popular hotels are located in the central area of Side. Budget travelers should pay attention to hotels in a remote part of the city; in this case, the cost of accommodation can be significantly lower.
2. It’s most convenient to explore the city on foot; remote areas can be easily reached by taxi. It’s better to call a taxi by phone, as in this case the cost of services will be the lowest.
3. Locals are very hospitable, so in any case, don’t refuse to come for a visit or have a cup of tea. It’s necessary to thank the welcoming host for his hospitality.
4. Those who hope to bring a lot of pictures from holidays have to take several important features into account. First of all, don’t take pictures of local people without their prior consent. On the territory of some tour facilities photos and videos can be possible for an additional fee.
5. One of the most serious breaches of public order is drinking alcohol in public places and walking on the street while being drunk. Violators face a serious penalty, so you have to enjoy your favorite drinks only in restaurants and bars. Copyright
6. In restaurants and cafes it is customary to leave a tip, it is usually 7-10% of the total order. Similar tip is expected by taxi drivers; you can leave a tip of 0.5-1 USD for a hotel maid, depending on the hotel.
7. It’s better to go shopping with plenty of bills of small face value, so it will be easier to pay. It is certainly worth to bargain at the market and in private shops, because it certainly will reduce the price.
Side is a city with rich history. In the past this place was a sanctuary for all sorts of criminals, misfits, pirates and runaway slaves. This is also the former largest slave market in Asia … Open
8. Vacationers are advised to buy only purified bottled water to drink; it is sold in all supermarkets and grocery stores. This will make acclimatization easier and will help to protect from feeling bad.
9. Buying goods in street markets one should be very careful, because not all products are of high quality. For expensive clothes, perfumes and jewelry it’s better to go to large shopping centers.
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What to visit being in Side - unique sights

Duden Waterfalls

From the series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
Those who wish can go down into the cave, which is securely hidden behind the waterfall and appreciate its beauty from the back side as well. In the direct vicinity of the attraction there is an incredibly beautiful park with seating areas specially equipped for relaxation, inviting you for a picnic. Those who prefer to take their ease in an atmosphere of an increased comfort have a chance to relax in one of the nearby restaurants and enjoy panoramic views of the waterfall tasting specialties at the same time. Romantic natures can admire the waterfall during a sea voyage. It offers a great view from the shore. … Read further

Aspendos Amphitheatre

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The Emperor promised to give his daughter in marriage to the one who would build the most necessary building for the city. Thirty years it took one architect to build an aqueduct, and exactly the same to the second to build a wonderful amphitheater. The king was so impressed with their work that he could not choose his future son-in-law, and promised to do justice. He decided to cut the daughter in half. Then the architect Zenon, who built the amphitheater, decided to abandon his "half" and saved the life of the aged 30-year-old beauty. With that he immortalized his name in history. … Read further

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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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