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From here, down the Aegean, Turquoise, and Mediterranean coasts, there's no way to get away from the forced partying, be it in one of the seemingly infinite clubs on Barlar Sokagi ("Bar Street") or in your hotel's very own discothèque.

Kusadasi's nightlife is concentrated in the old town center, in the narrow streets bordered by Barbaros Hayrettin Bulvari and Saglik Sokak. Kusadasi's Barlar Sokagi (walk up Barbaros Hayrettin Bulv., turn right onto Saglik Sok., and then left under the arch into the confusion) boasts more Irish pubs per square inch than Dublin. The street is swarming with ruddy-faced boys and house touts who think that dancing on the street like Amsterdam hookers might lure somebody in for a drink. A walk-through is great for a hoot, however.

No trip to Turkey would be complete without a Turkish night folklore show, and the Club Caravanserail, Atatürk Bulv. 2 (tel. 0256/614-4115), is one of the best places to do it. The entire affair is set up like an oversize wedding banquet, with lengthy tables and long lines at the buffet. The show begins at about the time the main course arrives, and much like at a wedding, it's best to fill up on the appetizers. All in all, the mezes are adequate and the performance is fun -- filled with folkloric dances from various regions, belly dancing, a spoon drummer, and the requisite lobster-red, tub-o-lard recruit for the audience-participation segment. Admission is 60€ but less than half that for hotel guests.

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