Travel Advice from An Insider

Are you visiting Istanbul soon and have lots of questions?

You can find answers in my Travel Advice pages, to your questions about cultural differences, finding a taxi, how to shop, safety and so much more…

You might be wondering how you are going to survive the cultural differences or how to communicate without speaking Turkish...

It is understandable if you are having second thoughts about visiting here because of the cultural differences, or you might be worried about safety issues, if you haven't been here before.

Of course all metropols have their own problems and İstanbul is no exception. I should say that, as a relief, these are not problems in our daily lives. There are simple ways to travel safely in İstanbul. If you know simple basics you will be just fine and fit in easily.

How to learn those simple basics? Don’t worry, you have me! Being a local makes me familiar with the small problems and the easiest solutions for them. I will be glad to share them with you and make your trip to Istanbul more comfortable.


I have categorized my travel tips for you under 5 topics. These are;


1) General Tips for Travellers

2) Safety Tips

3) Tips for Women Travelers

4) Shopping Tips

5) Taxi Tips


You will be all fine if you read these pages thoroughly. But of course don’t be too over-precautious, just be aware… You know, bad things happen to those who expect them to happen the most…

Just be carefull, it will be more than enough to have the best time in this beautiful city.


And remember you are here to have fun!

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