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[土耳其]我是网络新手,第一次写博客,纪录上年去土耳其游行的经历,欢迎来光临我的博客:土耳其在我心中一直是一个神秘的国家,它的神秘是因为对它几乎... trust my feeling and am not sure I really want to find out anyway…
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旧 土耳其 - 到步篇/Arriving Turkey - 2014-08-28, 19:13

我是网络新手,第一次写博客,纪录上年去土耳其游行的经历,欢迎来光临我的博客:http://garysmap.blogspot.co.uk

土耳其在我心中一直是一个神秘的国家,它的神秘是因为对它几乎毫无认识(如果真是一点都不认识那就是陌生而不是神秘了),对它的印象只有横跨欧亚和清真寺… 还有土耳其浴这个名词。其实这是对伊斯坦布尔而不是土耳其的认识。

Turkey has always been a mysterious country to me, it’s because I knew almost nothing about it (had I know nothing at all, then it would only be a strange country to me, not mysterious…). The only things I knew about Turkey were it situated over Asia and Europe, its mosques and of course the term Turkish bath. In fact it’s more like an impression of Istanbul, I think…
原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282598

一手交钱一手交货的签证/ Nice to do business with Turkish visa official

因为土耳其并非欧盟国家,所以用英国护照进入土耳其是需要签证的。后来得知香港的特区护照是免签,可想言知我的心情…

It’s because Turkey isn’t part of EU, it isn’t cover by Schengen Agreement. Therefore British passports holder are required to have a visa for entry. I later found out there’s no visa requirement for Hong Kong SAR passport holder; I was well gutted…

出发前同事告䜣我在土耳其办落地签证需要10英镑现金手续费,所以我留了一些英镑在钱包中以作准备。

My colleagues reminded me to bring some British pounds as a landing visa costs £10 in cash, so I did.

下机后跟其他乘客步行前往入境信道。突然见到入境信道前有个写著Visa的窗口,其他乘客中没有人排这个窗口,所以我是第一个。在裹面的职员问我「Tourist visa?」,我说「Yes」,他跟著说「Passport! 」,我把 passport交给他之后,他在我的passport上贴了一张贴纸,然后对我说「10 pound!」, 当我递上10 pound后,他把passport交回给我。我打开passport一看,那张贴纸写著Multiple Entry Visa, 原来落地签证是这么样办的…
原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282598

After I got off the plane, I walked with other passengers to passport control. On the way there, I saw there’s a counter with the sign ‘Visa’, everyone just walked past it without stopping, so I didn’t have to queue. The official said to me “Tourist visa?” and I said “Yes”. He then said “Passport!” and I handed the passport over to him. He then put a sticker on and said “10 pound!”. I gave him £10 cash and he gave me my passport back. I looked at my passport; the sticker says Multiple Entry Visa. “I see”, I said to myself “that’s how you do landing visa, nice to do business with you.”

然后在排入境信道时,有不少游客被送反去排Visa窗口,结果我只排两次队(实际上只排了一次),而一大部份的其他游客则排了三次(passport control, visa, passport control),原来慢慢行是有「著数」的。

Later on when I queued for passport control, I saw many tourists were sent back for visas, so they ended up queuing 3 times (passport control, visa, passport control) where as I only queued twice (actually just once, as I didn’t have to queue for my visa), it seems there’re perks in taking my time.


用10镑「买」回来的签证/ My £10 visa


我是肥羊?/Gary the “mark”?

由Sabiha Gökçen机场搭巴士去到Taksim Square(位于新城区),再搭电车到Sultanahmet(位于旧城区),太约用了两小时。因为是夜机,所以去到Sultanahmet时已经是晚上大约十时半。由电车站到我订的hostel那短短十分钟的路程,我三次被「好客」的土耳其人邀请我去饮酒,以下是我们的标准对答:

土耳其人:「你从那裹来?」
我:「从香港/英国来。(看心情而定)」
土耳其人:「真巧!我在韩国Daewood打工/我都有英国朋友/我都是游客,从希腊来的。」
我:「是吗?」
土耳其人:「当然,我的朋友。既然这么巧,不如一起去喝酒吧/我朋友的party!对了,你做什么工作的?多少钱一个月?」
我:「Sorry,我需要去hostel,赶时间。」
土耳其人:「不打紧,我可以在hostel门口等你。」
我:「…」

The journey from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Taksim Squire (in new town) then to Sultanahmet (in the old town) took about 2 hours, because it’s a late flight, by the time I got there it was around 10.30 at night. During the 10 minutes walk from the tram stop at Sultanahmet to my hostel, I was approached by “friendly” Turkish man 3 times separately, inviting me to go for drinks. The conversations went something like this:

Turkish man: “Where are you from?”
Me: “Hong Kong/England (depending on how I feel)”
Turkish man: “Oh, me too. I’m working for Daewood in Korean/I have English friends/I’m also a tourist, I come from Greece”
Me: “Really?”
Turkish man: “Of course, my friend. Why don’t we go for drinks/my friend’s party? Oh, what is your job? How much do you earn?”
Me: “Sorry, I need to get to my hostel, I’m in a hurry.”
Turkish man: “It’s ok, I can wait for you outside your hostel, then go for a drink.”
Me: “…”

可能是我以小人之心度君子之腹,但以上的对话令我感觉自己是一只可以任意屠宰的大肥羊,很糟糕的一种感觉。

据说这是一个很普遍的骗局,骗子和酒吧老板一伙,请陌生游客去酒吧喝酒,然后送上一张特贵的帐单(可达€400!!)。 骗子告诉你这是正常价,然后和你一人付一半。当你走了之后骗子和老板对分那€200。

我坚持自己去hostel,「好客」的土耳其人可能认为我不太友善,最后离我而去,而我亦落得耳根清静。我相信直觉,况且「好客的」实在太可疑…

Might be I’m just being suspicious, but it just felt wrong, I felt like I was a huge “mark” in the eye of a conman, a pretty rubbish feeling.

Apparently it’s a pretty common con, the conman and bar owner are in it together. Con man invites an unsuspected tourist for drinks, and the bar owner sends a massive bill (can be up to €400!!). The conman then tells you it’s the normal price, and splits the bill with you. Once you’re gone, conman and bar own splits the €200 they got out of you.

I insisted I was going to my hostel, perhaps they thought I wasn’t that friendly, so they left me alone. I still don’t know if they were just friendly people or conmen, but I trust my feeling and am not sure I really want to find out anyway…

此帖于 2015-05-06 07:20 被 Gary's Map 编辑。
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