* Though Turkey is a primarily Muslim country the day of rest is Sunday when some businesses will close. Banks work a five-day week from 9am to 5 pm. Hotels will generally exchange Travellers Cheques and Turkish Currency, which can also be obtained from cash points. Many businesses will take 'plastic' but are not officially allowed to give cash advances.
* Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world; Meze, Olive Oil Dishes, Kebabs, hot vegetable and meat stews and of course sweet pastries with nuts. As a snack, you can try "pide" (Turkish pizza) or a borek (pastry with meat or cheese filling). If you are in the Oludeniz area, visit Buzz Grill Restaurant for a delicious meal, overlooking the sea.
* Electricity is 220 volts with a 2-pin plug system.
* Traditional lifestyles; traveling just a couple of kilometers inland you can reach villages whose way of life has not yet been touched by western influences.
* Weekly markets are held in many areas. Colourful arrays of vegetables, ironmongery and haberdashery, livestock . all can be bought. or just photographed.
* A visit to the local Turkish Bath is a luxury you should not miss.
* There is a small entrance fee to most archeological sites and Nature Reserves. They tend to be open 7 days a week. Museums close on Mondays. Your TW Travel representative will give you more details about excursions in the area.
* For those who do not wish to hire a car, there are minibus services (locally known as "Dolmuses" connecting the local towns. These are cheap and can be "flagged" down anywhere but they are sometimes crowded and may not run to schedule. Taxis can easily be hired. They all have taximeters.