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Traveling to Turkey

Traveling to Turkey
Traveling to Turkey - Turkey the land where you will unwind, spend an afternoon being pampered at a hamam, or let the warm waters of the Mediterranean coast lap at your toes. Adventure lovers can head east to Nemrut Dagi National Park.
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  • Turkey the land where you will unwind, spend an afternoon being pampered at a hamam, or let the warm waters of the Mediterranean coast lap at your toes. Adventure lovers can head east to Nemrut Dagi National Park. Bon vivants need look no further than Istanbul, where the markets and bars are among the most stylish and atmospheric, and the mod Ottoman cuisine rates are the tastiest in the world.

  • Money

  • Turkey’s currency is the Yeni Turk Lirasi (New Turkish Lira; YTL). Lira comes in coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kurus and a 1 lira coin, and notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 lira.


  • Costs

  • Costs are lowest in eastern Anatolia, and Cappadocia, Selcuk, Pamukkale and Olympos still offer bargain prices. Prices are highest in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and the touristy coastal cities and towns. Throughout the country for €35 to €55 per day, you can upgrade to midrange hotels with private bathrooms and eat most meals in restaurants.

  • When to Go

  • Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit, since the climate will be perfect for sightseeing in Istanbul and on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, and it will be cool in central Anatolia, but not unpleasantly so. Visiting before mid-June or after August may also help you avoid mosquitoes.


  • Top Ten Travel Tips for Turkey

  • 1. Visa requirements vary from country to country.
    2. Learn some Turkish before you arrive.
    3. Change money at exchange offices as they usually offer a better rate.
    4. Bargaining is only practiced in touristic places.
    5. If you are happy with the service in your restaurant, taxi, hotel or any other service, a tip of 10-15% is an appropriate.
    6. When using taxis, as in all countries, ask a rough estimate of the fare before you travel. Ask the driver to use the taxi meter and check your change carefully.
    7. Most people including the Turks drink bottled water.
    8. Raki is the national drink in Turkey. It looks like water but is 45% alcohol.
    9. Public telephones have three different systems: phone cards, tokens and credit cards.
    10. When visiting a mosque, dress modestly and take off your shoes before entering. Women may be asked to wear a scarf on their heads.

  • Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Turkey to

  • 1. St. Sophia Museum
    2. Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmet Camii
    3. Pamukkale
    4. Ephesus
    5. Cappadocia Region
    6. Pergamon
    7. Sardis
    8. Aspendus
    9. Commagene Kingdom at Nemrut
    10. Gallipoli – Canakkale

  • “Must do” Things in Turkey

  • 1. Have a Turkish bath and relax.
    2. Walk on a magic carpet and buy one if possible
    3. Take a boat cruise on the Bosphorus (Istanbul).
    4. Bargain for souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar or anywhere.
    5. Sip tea and play backgammon at the local tea house.
    6. Buy delicious sesame covered simit from a street vendor.
    7. Catch a performance of the renowned Whirling Dervishes.
    8. Take a boat trip on a traditional wooden Gulet (Aegean).
    9. Take a ride on a dolmus (small minibuses).
    10. Watch a folk and belly dancing performance.

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