Some basic notes for visting Turkey

Turkey is a very safe, convenient place, especially the extremely friendly, nice people and always ready to help others.

Visa

You can use the E-visa (visa application for on-line) to go to Turkey. To get E-visa is extremely easy, especially if you have a valid visa of the developed countries like USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan … and fly with Turkey aviation as Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines … you just need to fill out and pay by credit card, then e-visa will be emailed you, printing and bringing it.

Airline tickets

A lot of airlines fly to Istanbul as Emirates, Ethihad, Qatar … but nonstop (pause in Bangkok), only Turkish Airlines is transit. Ataturk Airport is near and convenient, easy to go to Istanbul center by metro or airport bus.

Commune in Istanbul

If you stay here a long time, communing by bus, metro, ferry …you should buy Istanbul cards to use for saving. If you visit many places, you should purchase Tourist Pass.

Stay in Istanbul

Istanbul has many hotels, inns, hostels, Airbnb … depending on the financial capabilities and preferences of each person that choose different accommodations. The places where is accustomed to tourists are Sultanahmet (where includes mosques, markets …) and Beyoglu (Dolmabahçe Palace, Taksim, Galata …).

Eating

Turkish foods are easy to eat. Kebab, Doner and kofte … are sold everywhere.

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Also you can eat “rice for workers”. You just need to get a tray and poit at foods, people will draw foods, bring to the checkout counter and then take to the dining table. Simit cakes are sold everywhere, the circle cakes with sesame, it is convenient for you to eat in the breakfast.

Sights

Istanbul outings is very easy, just follow the path that is in front of Taksim square, there are countless things for you to browse, near the end of the road, you can see the Galata tower, if you climb it to view the city, you have to pay a fee. Then you should come to Sultanahmet area where has the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Blue Mosque … just wandering walk, even just to get a lost … maybe you will see the very interesting scenes.

Taksim_Square_2012

                                                                     Taksim square

Generally, going out in Istanbul is easy, everything is safe, convenient, and especially people are extremely friendly, nice and always helping others. Istanbul is the most visible place of the Asia – Europe interference, so everything is very personal. It is the fact that hardly lands are such interesting things here./.

– HT –

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