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16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

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16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Hi folks,

I have gathered here a collection of some important websites, blogs, and videos very useful for visitors to Istanbul and Turkey. I also use these sources in helping our visitors. Here they are in random order.

1. Very important travel planner website, full of 5,000 pages of useful information: "http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/".

2. An important informational website on different aspects of life in Istanbul: "http://istanbul.mydestinationinfo.com/".

3. A good comprehensive guide to Istanbul: "http://www.nileguide.com/destination/istanbul".

4. For schedules of ferries, fast ferries and car ferries, consult the excellent IDO website: "http://www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm".

5. For Istanbul tram, suburban train, metro and other rail systems, here is a good web map: "istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/harita/RayliSistemler…".

6. Good information on Turkish language and customs: "learningpracticalturkish.com/beginner-turkis…".

7. A good guide on transportation domestically in Turkey: "http://www.neredennereye.com/en/".

8. A nice blog on meyhane culture, places to visit and shopping in Istanbul: "http://kozano.wordpress.com/".

9. A comprehensive website on Turkey including maps, hot springs, historical places, Turkish kitchen, etc. "www.adiyamanli.org/all_about_turkey.htm".

10. A nice website on budget and moderately priced restaurants in Istanbul: "http://istanbuleats.com/"

11. An extensive website with reviews about Istanbul restaurants, especially those in Sultanahmet: "tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g293974-Istanbul…".

12. A nice website full of videos on travel in Turkey: "tripfilms.com/Tourism-l792-Turkey-Travel_Vid…".

13. The official website for Istanbul European capital of Culture 2010 activities: "http://www.en.istanbul2010.org/index.htm"

14. An award winning website which is full of information and in many different languages, including Arabic. I use it especially for museums in Istanbul: "http://www.allaboutturkey.com/ist_muze.htm".

15. Upcoming events in Istanbul of interest to visitors: "tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k3585…".

16. A nice website, full of information about different locations and aspects of life in Istanbul: "http://english.istanbul.com/".

enigma...

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1. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Really good & comprehensive list Enigma! Have used some of them before. Shall check out all the others before our trip.

Thank you so much for the effort.

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2. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Pity you forgot this essential reading on Beyoglu:

http://locallypera.blogspot.com/

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3. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Great list and this should be listed in the "Top Questions about Istanbul or Turkey" on the right hand side of the page.

Also I would like to add my lists of useful information websites, blogs and photos;

Foreign Ministry’s website:

mfa.gov.tr/visa-fees-at-border-gates-for-201…

www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/Genel/Default.aspx…

http://gototurkey.co.uk/index.html

blogs;

http://www.rtrider.co.uk/turkey_06.htm

travelswithbillandnancy.com/turkey-1.htm

travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/…tpod.html

willandcarina.travellerspoint.com/co/208/

www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/travelenrn/

travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/…tpod.html

…blogspot.com/2007/10/turkey-day-one-istanbu…

www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Born-to-Explore/

travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/…tpod.html

…blogspot.com/search/label/turkey

Bus travel

http://www.varan.com.tr

http://www.ulusoy.com.tr

http://www.metroturizm.com.tr

http://www.kamilkoc.com.tr

e-yasamrehberi.com/otobus_firmalari/otobus_f…

Helpful websites for buying bus tickets online

biletplaza.com/biletplazaonline/index.aspx…

Domestic airline carriers in Turkey

http://www.onurair.com.tr

http://www.thy.com/

http://www.atlasjet.com/

http://www.flypgs.com/

http://www.sunexpress.com.tr

Transportation

http://www.neredennereye.com/bus-companies/

http://www.neredennereye.com/flights/

http://www.neredennereye.com/rail/

http://www.biletall.com/Default.aspx

www.e-yasamrehberi.com/seyahat_rehberi.htm

Weather

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Turkey.htm

meteor.gov.tr/2006/english/eng-cities.aspx

www.dmi.gov.tr/en-US/forecast-5days.aspx

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/10202

News ( media ) sites;

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

photos

http://ericandrita.shutterfly.com/

flickr.com/photos/…

…google.com/ruxandraslavoaca/Turcia_2007

http://picasaweb.google.co.kr/yumcy3

…google.com/jumpclaimer/TurkeyMay2007

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4. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Awesome post, enigma. Everything is covered here, and with the links in the subsequent posts, some of us can do some real research for our questions.

Thanks for your efforts for us forumites!

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5. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Another worthwhile toplc

Road Map of Turkey? have a read here....

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k1756…

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6. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Hi folks,

Thanks to everyone who's appreciative of the effort. I only used the non self-promotional websites and blogs that are useful and that are updated regularly. Please by all means, if you have found good generalized websites, other than further links from tripadvisor threads, post them here. I have made this thread a part of "Top Questions About Istanbul" section on the top right corner. Finally, a request to tour companies, travel agencies, shuttle companies, etc: Please do not post any self promotional links at this thread.

Thank you all,

enigma...

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7. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

Here are a few more:

http://www.istanbultrails.com/

www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lessons_12

www.arkeo3d.com/byzantium1200/index.html

Edited: 3:10 pm, May 09, 2010
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8. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

For train travel I would like to add

www.seat61.com

Yes Dud,I agree DE,Alpers LocallyPera blog is great and throbs with the beat of Beyoğlu!

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10. Re: 16 Important Websites, Videos, Blogs on Istanbul and Turkey

here is a useful website for camping listed in Turkey

http://www.neredennereye.com/camping/

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