Health

Is tap water safe to drink? Can I bring my water bottle?

You can use the tap water, it's safe to drink, but i prefer to  use bottled water...

Is it safe to eat fish from the Bosphorus?

as a recent poisonee of fish which was possibly caught in Bosphorus I'd suggest you...

What are the working hours of pharmacies?

  In general terms, working hours of the pharmacies in Turkey are from 9 a.m. in...

The Etiquette for Visiting a Hamam, the Turkish Bath Experience

Generally, you show up, remove your clothes in a changing room and leave them in a...

What are some important food & water safety tips for people visiting Istanbul?

Food ordered in Istanbul's restaurants is very safe and delicious.  However,...

What Are The Best 10 Hamams (Turkish Baths) to Visit in Istanbul?

There are many historical hamams in Istanbul, and it is a very hard task...

YogaŞala: My Second Home in Istanbul

My history with yoga dates back to 2001. I was a college student in Washington DC, and...

Lotusing on a Sunday in Kadıköy, Istanbul

After one of my Turkish students explained to me that she had spent the weekend...

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