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Istanbul versus Berlin

I've been accepted to two summer programs in two great cities! I am indecisive and have only a few more days to decide which travel grant to accept. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Apr 26, 2014 - 20 answers

Adventure, but not too much adventure

I am planning on going to Turkey at the end of November for just shy of two weeks and am looking for a couple of pieces of advice: Is a side trip to Cairo alone for two days a terrible decision? And are there lodgings in Istanbul where it is easy to meet other travelers that don't involve giant dorms and drunken twenty somethings? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Apr 22, 2014 - 2 answers

Neighborhood and hotel Recs for Istanbul visit

I'm visiting Istanbul in May, we were originally going to stay near Taksim square, but I'm wondering if we should re-think because of the protests. Has anyone been there recently, or any locals able to make some recommendations?
posted by allysahn on Feb 3, 2014 - 7 answers

How to spend 4 nights on the Turquoise Coast

I'll be traveling to Turkey in late April this year, and I plan to spend 4 nights (maybe 5?) on the Turquoise coast. I have the rest of the trip figured planned well enough, but the coast is a big question mark. [more inside]
posted by MsMartian on Jan 18, 2014 - 4 answers

2 weeks in Turkey - how do we use our time wisely?

The DingoWife and I will be honeymooning in Turkey this 2-16 November, and based on inputs to our last question, we'll be doing it on our own, sans-tour package. Now we would love input as we pin down our itinerary. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Oct 16, 2013 - 13 answers

4 weeks in the Balkans by train and bus

Planning a four weeks long overland trip around the Balkans in September/October. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on Jul 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting)

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Diarrhea, uh-uh. Diarrhea, uh-uh!

Managed to get some form of sickness in Istanbul. Am I okay now, or should I still go see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

On the road again ....

Help me plan my trip to Europe this summer! Helpful details abound within! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Feb 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Istanbul or Buenos Aires in December?

My boyfriend and I are kicking around the idea of going to Turkey (mainly Istanbul) OR Argentina (mainly Buenos Aires) in December. Have you been? What are these cities like in the winter? How expensive are they? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Aug 12, 2011 - 12 answers

A 6.5 month preggo flying 18 hours to Turkey – yea/nay?

I love traveling, but is taking an overseas trip to Istanbul at 6.5 months pregnant ill-advised? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Jul 29, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I buy currency now in case the US dollar falls before my big trip?

Should I buy some Turkish currency now, ahead of my two-week September trip to Istanbul, to hedge against the (hopefully remote) possibility that U.S. politicians will not raise the debt ceiling by August? Or euros? Are there other steps I should take now to protect myself, just in case? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 30, 2011 - 11 answers

How much money should I bring to Turkey?

How much pocket money should I bring to Turkey? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on May 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Not Constantinople

I’m beginning to think about a trip to Istanbul (from the DC area) in September or October (dates somewhat flexible). Detailed questions and background inside… [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 25, 2011 - 25 answers

Turkey to US communication?

Best (and easiest) options to call home to the US while in Turkey? [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on Mar 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Where else should we go? (To Hell not an option.)

What goes well with Turkey? (Or would you rather I hold the cheese?) [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on Jan 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Tell me about the Trans-Asia Express

Some friends and I are planning on taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Van (not continuing on to Tehran) next month. Could anyone who has taken this trip answer a few questions for me? [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Oct 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Nobody's business but the Turks.

Suggestions for a young (American) woman going to live in Turkey. [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Aug 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help.

Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help. I have seen the other related topics here but I'd like advice for a longer trip than has been mentioned before. [more inside]
posted by pbeans on Jun 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Meraba, can you break a 5?

Why do businesses in Turkey never seem able to make change? [more inside]
posted by theDTs on Apr 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Nine Hours in Istanbul

I'm arriving at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul nine hours before my connecting flight. I was wondering what recommendations people had for how to spend this time? I can't do anything too involved as I need to be back at the airport a few hours before my flight, but I would like to see something of the city! Thank you!
posted by slowcat on May 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Istanbul Travel Tips

TravelWiki: Tips, Suggestions or Advice on Things to do in Istanbul. Off to Istanbul for 5 days (4ppl -2 Couples). What must we do? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Istanbul, Constantinople ...

Turkey vs. Greece: A colleague of mine is looking for suggestions on the best place to visit for a seaside vacation with her 15-year-old son. [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jul 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to go to relax for 3 weeks in Turkey in June - Kackar Mountains, Black Sea coast, or elsewhere?

Where to go to relax for 3 weeks in Turkey in June - Kackar Mountains, Black Sea coast, or elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Jun 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Greece + Turkey travel advice?

Travel advice: 15 days in Greece and Turkey? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Apr 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Peace and Quiet in Turkey in August?

Help me relax in the Turkish countryside. Sandy beach not required. [more inside]
posted by minervous on Jun 27, 2007 - 14 answers

How to get to Israel?

How can I get from Turkey to Israel via boat given the current open border crossings? Does anyone know of specific companies that make this trip? If it is not possible to go direct, can I go through Cyprus or Egypt?
posted by christy on Jul 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Turkey in June

We're going to Istanbul for about a week and a half in early June. Any suggestions?
posted by lalalana on May 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Central Asia Travel Advice

I am headed off to Central Asia for the summer and am looking for some first hand advice. [more inside]
posted by JPD on May 24, 2005 - 2 answers

Istanbul Must Sees

So I decided to be extremely corny and bring my American sister to Turkey for Thanksgiving (har har). We leave for Istanbul tonight and stay for about 3 days in Sultanahmet near the Blue Mosque. Any fantastic suggestions or must-sees? Thanks!
posted by lazywhinerkid on Nov 25, 2004 - 14 answers

Tips for travel to Konya, Turkey for a traveller interesting in the spiritual practices of the Dervishes

Konya, Turkey and the Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi: a friend is travelling there in December, and is interested in the spiritual practices of the Dervishes. Any tips for independent travellers? Anyone also going there about then?
posted by dash_slot- on Nov 10, 2004 - 4 answers

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