Hi all -
I have an upcoming trip where I'll have a seven hour layover in Istanbul. I can go in the lounge, which is great, but I was thinking of getting out of the airport. I know that I'll have to get an entry visa, which I realize will take some time. I've been to Istanbul before and have done some of the major sight-seeing (e.g. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc.). I'm wondering if there is something close/convenient to the airport that I could do. One thing in particular I was wondering about is if there are any hammams nearby; that might be a good way to relax in the middle of my two long flights.
I am planning on coming to Istanbul for the very first time!!! I can't believe I've never been before, but it is true! I am planning on coming on Dec. 27th and staying until the 31st December, 2013. I will be traveling with another woman friend and we would like to have a place with separate beds perhaps in a private flat. I've been looking on airbnb, but I am not familiar with Istanbul at all. We have a budget of 60Euros each per day for accommodations, so 120 per day if we share and if it is with separate beds. Also, we are not 'Spring Chickens' but still we are walking! We'd like to be somewhere nice and near the tourist areas, Agia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Bazaar, and we would like to avoid having to take many taxis and buses, I don't mind taking the metro and an occasional taxi will be necessary. Can anyone recommend a nice private flat that would be also in a good neighbourhood? Thank you very much. Janet
hi all, i am travelling to istanbul from 24-27th november.
i wanted to know if i need to carry winter clothing. (Im from bombay) i would really need to buy if its gonna be cold. online i found the temp to be around 8 degree C.
it is bearable or do i need to buy gloves.
also are all the beautiful restaurants open with the view.
i have also posted a VT meet during that time. would love to meet local VT members if any
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