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Old 5th February 2017, 07:40   #11 (permalink)
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Re: General comparisons Turkey/Spain

We could if we wanted, get a bottle of wine for as little as 3 (not that we do)
Granted it wouldn't be the best quality, but drinkable and we could get a fairly decent one for around 7-8 (if you call Turkish wine, try the sh1te they sell in Malta )
There is so much snobbery about wine (and beer) drinking, hey, I drink what I like, if I don't like the taste, I don't drink it .......one of the consumer programmes a few years back did a blindfold test with some wine groupies....A cheap Aldi wine came out tops, the one they all thought was the most expensive came out second to last of 6
One thing I have found n Turkey's favour over Spain, is I can get (because I know where to go) a DECENT fillet instead of bloody veal which , even in the poshest restaurants in Spain, a few years back was all that was served, either that or rock hard crap

We got a few weeks ago, a complete fillet , 2.55 kilos, which the butcher de fatted and sliced for us .......We got 12 fillets out of it , cost ...2,80 per fillet (exactly what a fillet from Aldi cost 3 years ago...AND they were good fillets)
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Re: General comparisons Turkey/Spain

You are correct Ted. That's why I keep saying I could not pick one country over the other. Cheap booze etc is hardly a reason to opt for one place to live rather than another!

Funnily enough we have found the range and quality of meat in Spain considerably better than Turkey-especially steak. I genuinely never had a good sirloin or fillet steak in any restaurant in Turkey-yet in one wee village we stayed in this region last year there were 3 restaurants which had amazing sirloins-yum!!!
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In Spanish supermarkets wine and spirits are so much cheaper than in the U.K. Just shows how we are ripped off. Remember when we were told that duty on alcohol would level out across the E.U. Never happend/never will ! Duty free shops in the airports are a rip off too. I think wine in Turkey is quite pricey !
Here's an interesting quirk of rip offs betwixt UK/Spain


Tescomobile Sim Only

Within U.K. - Calls 25p, Texts 10p, Data 100mb 10p-

However using exactly the same Sim-

Within Spain and calling back to U.K. Calls 4p, Texts 1p Data 100mb 4p
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You are correct Ted. That's why I keep saying I could not pick one country over the other. Cheap booze etc is hardly a reason to opt for one place to live rather than another!
You just go and wash your mouth out with a glass of Estrella Dorada

how shameful

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Re: General comparisons Turkey/Spain

Lol

But you know what I mean. Turkey is a drop dead gorgeous fascinating country with possibly the worlds friendliest people- are you really gonna leave there just because booze is better somewhere else

Will never slag my former getaway country and am already booked to return
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Where in Spain do u have the abode
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Awww Madturkishcow was a character!!!

Our place is in the Marina Alta area of the Valencia region, Orba Valley
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Our place is in the Marina Alta area of the Valencia region, Orba Valley
Is property in Spain still more expensive than in Turkey, I suppose again it depends on where .... my three bed penthouse would be worth around 40,000 GBP now ... and it is very nice in a sort of good mixed Brit and Turkish area, not on a complex. Huge wrap-around roof terrace on three sides of the block is the main attraction, but it is nice otherwise too ... I know you have given me info on this before but would you mind repeating as I find it hard to relocate stuff on this forum ....
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