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Need some advice or have your own recommendations? This is the place to ask questions, share tips, and sound off about Istanbul.
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Istanbul Transportation

The tram is the best way to move around. It's inexpensive, quick and clean. In order to get in, you'll need to buy tokens which are sold in the newstand kiosks near the...more

user review | See + Do: Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Beyoglu

Topkapi Palace

We have visited Topkapi Palace and enjoyed it so much. We had limited time but our guide was very professional and well educated so we were informed more than we expected.We found him...more

user review | See + Do: Sultanahmet: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Old City

You wont believe what you see....

It's exciting, over-whelming and you will run out of time before you see all there is to see. Istanbul is a wonderful mix of friendly people, an ancient spice market, as well as...more

on the back roads

Don't miss the local culture of this ancient city and be sure to catch the Whirling Dervishes to experience the diversity if Islam.   more

Yerebatan Sarnici (Underground Cisterns)

Underground cisterns now museum is located in Sultanahmet Square Very cool, well-lit, now used for variety of events including concerts, light-shows, etc.Don not miss this if you in...more

user review | Eating: Mozaik, Old City

The perfect dinner

That was one of the best dinner I've had.The weather was the perfect one, the view couldn't be better and the place was magical.Just the enviroment in Istambul is special...more

New York

Lets Share our views about big apple.   more

visiting a Mosque

Since you have to go barefoot, bring your own socks, you also have to be with pants or long skirts but if you don't want to wear those in the summer time, you can borrow a...more


We're not sure where to stay for 4 days in istanbul. Should we be in the Old City near the sights? on the Bospherus? What hotels, 4* and up, have any of you stayed in that you...more

Buyukada (Big Island

When in Istanbul take the ferry from Kadikoy (Asian side) to Buyukada (Big Island). This takes 1 hr and makes 2 stops before getting to Buyukada. The island has no autos, but hire a...more

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