"We are curious, we are picky, we are hungry to discover new places, we like to explore, to try out, to compare. We are locals who have lived abroad, we are passionate about Istanbul and we want to share our love." - Canim Istanbul-
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"Originally from San Francisco, I moved to Istanbul in early 2008 and have been blogging here at The Turkish Life ever since about my travels, linguistic misadventures, and random observations." -The Turkish Life-
Official language: Turkish // Turkey capital city: Ankara // Approx population: 78.5 million // Government type: Unitary state, Democracy // Currency: Turkish Lira // National emergency phone # Ambulance Tel: 112, Fire Tel: 110, Police Tel: 155
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"While on holiday, I met a Turkish guy. To cut a long story short, 9 months later, and only having spent 2 full weeks together in that period, I moved to Turkey to be with him." -Danni-
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Turkey power source: Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: Type F
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).
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
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
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
(Within a 20 KM radius)
Turkey doesn't have reciprocal health-care arrangements with other countries, so having travel insurance is highly advisable.
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.
(Within a 40 KM radius)
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.
(A lot of new or unrated hostels in this area, please keep me posted)
"Welcome to Turkey from the Inside, the website of Pat Yale that aims to help you make the most of your time in the country. Come here to find out not just about the most popular places to visit such as Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia, but also about the off-the-beaten-track destinations that you may have to yourself." - Pat Yale-
Welcome to Turkey, 80% of the worlds hazelnut production
Türkiye ye hoş geldiniz, fındık üreticileri