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SIM CARDS:

Easily accessible in Turkey and definietely in and around all airports, with a maximum visa stay of 90 days, you can find yourself a sim at the average cost of 45 Turkish Lira.  Turkey's cell phone companies are Turkcell (900 Mhz, the largest), Vodaphone (900 Mhz, next largest), and Türk Telekom (1800 Mhz).


INTERNET CAFES IN TURKEY:  

WIFI according to all the reading I did, is relatively accessible everywhere

Here is a great travel site link with a direct link to all the internet cafes in Istanbul. World66 Website


TRANSPORTATION IN TURKEY:  

UBER moves Istanbul

Turkey has a immense transportation infrastructure, I think the best way to get you to the answers is by leaving it to the experts, Ill provide some of the best links I found.


This particular site is by far the best one I found for multiple cities, its in English, and it is well thought out and structured.  It also offers Apple and Android apps.  BURADAN ORAYA


- Trip Advisor

​- Turkey Travel Planner

- IETT Istanbul Public Bus Transport


Good words to know:

Hi! / Merhaba!    

Good morning! /  Günaydın!     Good evening  /  !İyi akşamlar!

Welcome! (to greet someone)  /  Hoş geldiniz! (answer: Hoş bulduk!)

How are you?  /  Nasılsın(ız)?

I'm lost  /  Kayboldum

Can you help me?  /  Bana yardım edebilir misiniz?

How much is this?  /  Bunun fiyatı ne kadar

Excuse me ...! (to ask for something)  /  Bakar mısınız?

Excuse me! ( to pass by)  /  Lütfen


A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN TURKEY:

  1. ​​Topkapı Palace:   One of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign. - Google Maps

  2. ​Grand Bazaar:  The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. - Google Maps
  3. ​Anıtkabir:   The mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. - Google Maps
  4. ​​Cappadocia:  Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is full of otherworldly natural sites, most notably the “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley and elsewhere. Unesco World Heritage Site - Google Maps
  5. ​Library of Celsus:  The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila. - Google Maps
  6. ​Galata Tower:  A medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul. - Google Maps
  7. ​​Mount Nemrut:  A Unesco World Heritage Site, notable for the summit where a number of large statues, what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. - Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN TURKEY:

Istanbul

  1. U2 İstanbul İrish Pub:  Pub, Bar - Google Maps
  2. Riddim Club:  R&B, Hip Hop Dance Club - Google Maps
  3. Peyote Istanbul:  Bar, Terrace, Club - Google Maps

Ankara

  1. The Soul Pub:  Pub, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Terrace - Google Maps
  2. ​Escape:  Night Club - Google Maps

Antalya

  1. ​*Aura Club Kemer*:  Night Club, DJ's, Party - Google Maps
  2. Jolly Joker Pub:  Pub - Google Maps




​INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF TURKEY:



​1: Atatürk International Airport - Istanbul International Airport - IST

(Within a 20 KM radius)​​


HEALTHCARE IN ISTANBUL:

Turkey doesn't have reciprocal health-care arrangements with other countries, so having travel insurance is highly advisable.

  1. American hospıtal: 35 Min 35 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 212 444-3777 
  2. Acıbadem International Hospital:  11 Min 6.5 KM,  Yeşilköy, İstanbul Caddesi No:82, 34149 İstanbul, Turkey.  Tel: +90 212 468 4444 - Google Maps


CoWorking Space IN TURKEY:

  1. ​Yazane Coworking Space:  27 Min 21 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +90 212 293 79 00

  2. Tablet & Coffee - Balat:  20 Min 16 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 212 635 7060


HOSTELS IN TURKEY:

  1. ​​World House Hostel Istanbul: 35 Min 19 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 212 293 5520

  2. ​​Hostel Big Apple: 42 Min 23.4 KM - ​Google MapsTel: +90 212 517 7931
  3. Mavi Guest House: 43 Min 20.7 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 212 517 7287




2: Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Istanbul / Pendik - SAW


I was not able to locate any near by hostels, basically all search results came back as the same ones above, just add about an 1 hour more of travel time if you land at this airport.




3: Esenboğa International Airport - Ankara - ESB

(Within a 40 KM radius)


HEALTHCARE IN ANKARA:

  1. ​Memorial Ankara Hastanesi:  37 Min 34 KM, 1422. No:, Balgat Mahallesi, 1420. Sokak, 06520 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey. Tel: +90 312 253 6666 - Google Maps


CoWorking Space IN ANKARA:

  1. Closest one I found is Korino in Izmir, I'm not convinced that it is a valid location.  Click HERE for web address, no google map link.


HOSTELS IN ANKARA:  

(A lot of new or unrated hostels in this area, please keep me posted)

  1. Deeps Hostel:  34 Min 31 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 312 213 6338

  2. ​Lotis Hotel and Hostel: (Unrated)  36 Min 30 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 444 3 884
  3. ​Inn 14 Hostel:  35 Min 28 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 312 215 9090
  4. Hotel Mithat:  30 Min 27 KM - Google MapsTel: +90 312 311 5410 - Not a Hostel, but not too expensive either.​​
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