Local Life

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Istanbul?

There are so many places to see in Istanbul, and trust me, it will take a while to see...

What Time is the Rush Hour in Istanbul?

From 8am to 10am in the morning, 5pm to 8pm in the evening. These are the common and...

The Ultimate Tipping Guide for Istanbul

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

Where do senior citizens hang out?

I believe senior citizens prefer tea gardens and patissieres (pastahane in Turkish) to...

How do you dial a local phone in Istanbul?

To call a local phone in the same city, all you need to do is dialing the 7-digit...

What should I see/visit on the Asian side of Istanbul?

It depends on what you want to do. In general, the best historical things are on the...

Are stray dogs dangerous?

Stray dogs in Istanbul are almost never dangerous. Most have plastic eartags which show...

Are many businesses closed on Sundays?

Here are some of the few types of businesses appealing to walk-in customers which...

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