Starbucks Around the World: Kushadasi, Turkey

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August 13, 2008

This is, by far my favorite and most memorable Starbucks experience around the world.  We booked a private tour guide and at the end of the day when he asked if there was anything else we wanted to see I spoke up with giddy: “Oh yes! Starbucks!”  Having just visited ancient ruins and traditional rug making communes, his reply was an almost aghast, “You want to go to Starbucks!?!”

Insert extreme American tourist embarrassment here.

But, paying in turkish lira for a mango passion fruit frappuchino and a mug, genuine fake bag in hand containing a genuine genuine Turkish rug….. unrepeatable (assumedly), and fantastic.  Big thumb’s up.

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL. She is the dance writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, a culture critic at Chicago Magazine, and has credits with See Chicago Dance, the Windy City Times, Dance Magazine and Pointe, among others. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance in the American midwest at She is also a group fitness instructor and part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago

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