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  • Explore Istanbul: Turkey's Culture Capital

    Istanbul has been luring travelers for thousands of years but today there are more reasons than ever to visit this incredible city. From museums to mosques, bazaars to boutiques, there is no other place on earth that matches Istanbul when it comes to contrasting old and new, East and West, secular and religious.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on July 28, 2010 at 6:55:59 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Turkey: Use caution with tap water

    Tap water is heavily chlorinated and supposedly safe to drink in cities and at resorts. It's best to play it safe if you can, however, and stick to bottled water. The same measures are usually not taken in rural areas or in eastern Turkey, so definitely stear clear of tap water in these places...

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 11, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Turkey: Take the bus

    They're much faster than most trains and provide inexpensive service almost around the clock between all cities and towns; they're fairly comfortable and often air-conditioned. Express buses between major cities are significantly faster and more comfortable than local buses.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 25, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Turkey: Know that Turks set great store in politeness

    No one will expect you to have mastered the intricacies of polite speech in Turkish, but learn a few words—please (lütfen or lewtfen) and thank you (teşekkür ederim or tay-shake-kur ehday-reem) are useful—and you will be rewarded.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 17, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Turkey: Order by the plate

    Mezes (small plates) are an integral part of the Turkish dining experience. Share a few as appetizers, or order a bunch and have a feast. There'll probably be more permutations of eggplant preparation than your imagination can conceive of.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 10, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips

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