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Are reservations required at most restaurants in Istanbul?

Yes, for the most part, dinner reservations are required. Especially on the weekends...

31 March, 2016

What is the monetary unit used in Istanbul?

The official currency used in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TL).  1, 5, 10, 25, 50...

31 March, 2016

How is the crime rate in Istanbul compared to other European cities?

Compared to most of the big cities of the world, Istanbul is quiet safe. You would...

31 March, 2016

What are the best spots to drink tea while watching the ships go by on Bosphorus?

There are so many!  Bebek Kahvesi is definitely one of them. Bebek is up north,...

31 March, 2016

What's the weather like in Istanbul?

Istanbul has four seasons. Although with the global climate change, these days spring...

30 June, 2014

Where are the best places to see the Whirling Dervishes?

Galata Mevlevihanesi is the best place to see the Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul. ...

31 March, 2016

Can you pay with American dollars?

Around Sultanahmet (historical peninsula, touristic area) you can pay with USD in...

30 June, 2014