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“TK 12 Feb 2014”

Historic Areas of Istanbul
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“TK 12 Feb 2014”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great country to visit full of historical values,great food.A very clean country indeed.Knowledgeable Guide and Helpful Airport porters take pride in their job esp helping out my wheelchair bound Mum

Visited February 2014
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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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“Istanbul short break”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great city to visit. Plenty to see and do though not particularly good for children. Try to stay near The Hippodrome where all the main sites are situated. Very safe though some annoyance from touts. Don't miss the Bosphorus Ferry Trip and a fish butty for lunch!

Visited April 2014
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Durban, South Africa
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“A melting pot of eastern and european cultures”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Istanbul is a destination not to be missed.We visited during February 2013,and even though it was cold and rainy,we were still able to visit some of the tourist highlights of this amazing city-Aya Sofia,Topkapi Palace,Blue Mosque,Basilica Cistern, Gallata Bridge , are must see places if you are on a short visit,like myself.
Dont book the Bosphorus cruise via your tour guide. There are many people offering the same guided cruise, which your guide might persuade you to take for a fortune, from as little as 8 Turkish Lira.
In Istanbul,if you stay in the historical quarter on the Asian side,most of the tourist sights ,including the famous bazaar are within a walking distance.
We enjoyed the food from the small cafes,as well as some of the street food. During winter the small fish served with a large flat bread and salad,which we bought from a street vendor was most enjoyable. Turkish food is not only Sheesh kebab,the fish served in a toasted flat bread with salad is absolutely delicious..Turkey has a wonderful array of food available.We bought fresh baklava and turkish delight which is far better than the prepacked ones, to take home.
The Turkish people are very warm and hospitable people,despite not being fluent in English..
Whilst in Istanbul dont forget to visit the Spice Bazaar where you can buy lemon tea,a cure recommended for coughs and colds ,by the Turkish people .
I am definitely considering a visit to Turkey again.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“East meets West”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The main historic sites are stunning and well worthwhile the visit. Give time for each as there is much to see. There are long queues, so buy the Museum passport for 3 or 5 days that allows you walk straight in without queuing - brilliant and good value.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“No Regret to be here”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

There are so many monuments where one can learn and feel history and culture of Istanbul rather than Turkey.

Well recommended to visit once a life time!

Visited April 2014
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