Culture

The Ultimate Tipping Guide for Istanbul

Some general pointers:   - Cash is king!  Try to carry cash on you as much as...

What languages are commonly spoken in Turkey?

Turkish the official language of the country and is spoken everywhere. In the south,...

Is racism a common thing in Istanbul?

I'll have to respectfully disagree. Although Turkey's racism is certainly less...

Do Turkish people like Americans? Should I avoid talking about specific topics?

Turkish people pride themselves on their culture of hospitality. But avoid talking...

What is it like to be in Istanbul during the holy month of Ramadan?

First of all, don't forget there are 15 million or so people living in Istanbul. Yes,...

Can people freely practice their religion in Istanbul?

Throughout history Istanbul has been a home for people with different backgrounds. As a...

Is there a rivalry between the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul?

I do not remember feeling or hearing about any rivalry between the two sides. Maybe...

Are Turkish people friendly?

Absolutely. Turkish people are known world-wide for their hospitality and warmth. In my...

Do people do fake tanning in Istanbul?

Yes, they do. Tanned skin is still a symbol of wealth I believe. If your skin is too...

After the most famous sites, what should I check out?

Thousand-Column Cistern  Located in Sultanahmet to the west of the Hippodrome, the...

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