1. bickern

    Home of new ideas from the BBC

    Taster is the home of new ideas from the BBC. It’s a new way to deliver all the freshest ideas and experiments, from across the BBC straight to you. Before we release new projects into the world we want you to try them. Some may float your boat, while others might sink. You let us know what you...
  2. A

    Turkey trip ideas - Istanbul and beyond

    salam alaikum, am planning on visiting Turkey next year. Will be my third visit. I have only stayed in Central Istanbul. This time am looking for a change. Would like to spend a week there, but 3 days at some resort/coastal area and remainder in heart of old city. can anyone recommend an area...
  3. juco

    Holiday ideas, where to go?

    I would like a short haul flight to somewhere reasonably warm in March for a week. Any ideas?
  4. bickern

    Suggestions for your signature or amusing quotes.

    It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." —Mark Twain The average woman...
  5. R

    Mattress topper wanted - any ideas?

    I am looking for a mattress topper to convert 2 x 90cm single beds to a temporary super king size. IKEA was my first thought but they only appear to have one option in 180cm wide and that is only 2cm deep. Does anyone have any ideas of where else to try either Yalikavak or Bodrum? Thanks
  6. teosgirl

    Half term ideas

    Hi all, I'm posting this in the Turkey travel forum, but if anyone has any ideas of reasonably priced European travel that would be useful too. Half term in Turkey begins at the end of this week. We're trying to organise a short ski trip in Turkey, but other than that we have no definite...
  7. teosgirl

    Erdogans democracy package - Election ideas

    Whilst listening to the unveiling of RTE's democracy package, many of us were left scratching our heads at his proposed election reforms. Erdogan offered 3 solutions, one being to keep the 10% election threshold as it is (not really a solution for democracy is it?) the second was to lower the...
  8. ria248

    Any ideas, İ need information asap please.

    İ fly back home on Tuesday, for a brief family visit, so İ want to take a few gifts back with me. My chip has gone on my Lloyds debit card, it will not work in the speed-bank, or in the shops.Have transfered an amount into my new Garanti account, but it will take until Monday at the earliest to...
  9. S

    Has anyone any reliable ideas on postage?

    Now that I have my address I would like to post some things to turkey but everyone is advising me not to use the postal service as it is usual that things go missing??? Has anyone ever sent anything via UPS or any kind of courier? If postal service is not very good anyone any ideas?
  10. M

    Any ideas? shopping for a cheap bed.

    Anyone know the cheapest place to buy a single bed with storage under ( the ones that lift up) in or around side/ manavgat or has anyone got one to sell please.
  11. J

    Internet Problem - any ideas??!!

    I have my internet through TT Net. For some time now I have been having problems and TT Net appear unable to solve these. The internet is constantly connecting and disonnecting.......disappearing from network list BUT all the lights on the modem are showing green even when on the computer it...
  12. N

    Short-term business/investment ideas?

    I'm planning to spend the next year of my life in Turkey with my Turkish fiance while she finishes some university stuff and am looking for some ideas to make money through business or investments. My original idea was to buy a derelict house to renovate and sell during my time here. But after...
  13. J

    Business ideas - Brain storming

    I want to start a new business in Akbuk, small to keep me occupied and not get bored for my retirement... Not in construction and not in catering as there are plenty of those....! My ideas are as follow: 1- Car Rental/Airport Transfers Akbuk has already four shops that do just that but would a...
  14. Mary

    Tax by the government? Any Ideas

    Hi everyone After speaking to our Baskan recently he has been saying that anyone who now wante to obtain there Tapu has to pay something between 13,000 and 15,000 turkish lira to the government in taxes before they can obtain there Tapu. Of course I am aware of the Tapu's being on hold however...
  15. K

    Yummy, healthy Ramadan meal ideas?

    OK! for those of you who do REALLY fast all day in the middle of Turkish heat, do you have any receipes for morning meal before starting the fast. I don't intend to wake up and cook for hubby at that time of the night, but I'm willing to prepare something for him to heat up when he wakes up at...
  16. R

    burglary - security ideas

    what has anybody done to make there property safer? one TLF reader has already said he has Double Hinged all his doors and windows, such a simple idea, but very effective. we have put bolts into all patio doors so they cannot be lifted off their tracks and placed a cut to size wooden broom...
  17. B

    coming to alanya Thursday ideas on places to see

    Hi, I am coming alone to Alanya for 2 weeks on Thursday never been to this region before used to go regularly to Turgutreis nr Bodrum . I would like to spend some of my 2 weeks weighing up the area and considering whether or not to rent in the area for say 3 months at a time in a nice location...
  18. S

    moving furniture out turkey

    hello, need ideas, need to move some furniture to sliven bulgaria, settee, fridge, table chairs, bed,washing machine. is there anybody going into bulgaria this week? who can do this trip. is there anybody who has a van and can drive? any help ideas phone numbers, move from istanbul to sliven...
  19. S

    Girls- Great ideas!!!!!

    Some great food for thought! !!!!! 15 Ways to Kill Your Husband
  20. skydog

    Christmas gift ideas

    Perfect for him ... or her. ;)
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