if you are thinking about traveling to istambul turkey here 10 tips that will help you,please notice that is our personal experience and cam be different from the one of other people :1 thinking that you will arrive and see camels and oasis ...? forget it ,Istambul is modern like any other city ,tip n. 1 change the money in the city ,not at the airport not at your home country ,they apreciate euros and dollars of swiss franks .
tip n.2 from airport to downtown 3 person is cheaper and best on taxi ,istambul is huge ....15.000.000 people live there and in from airport to downtown touristic area it can take from 45 minutes to....2 hours ,rush our 6 pm .
tip.n. 3 winter is cold and rainy summer is hot but winter exept christmast is cheaper ,i 3 days you have time to see all that there is to see in the old part of town
tip n. 3 a must gran bazar visit ,and they will sell you something mosquee and spice market are beautiful ,good security ,clean center ,extremly friendly people .
tip 4.when you walk in the tourisitc area or gran bazar they always ask were are you from ....thats because they want to break the ice and speak with you to sell you something ...but nicely and with good manners after a while you get used to it ...its up to you ,you can find the same product from one place to another at...double price ,and they are great on negotiation and bargain ,turks will teach you a master class on selling,,,
tip 5.security is good and we felt very safe and without any problems we met people from usa china iran korea france or africa and absolutly no problem ,for some reason after 8 o clok pm in winter there is almost nobody in the street ,no night life in winter,,,ok thats all for now folks ,next one 5 more counsels and pictures ..