Is it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017 ? What to avoid?

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Almost %90 of travelers ask this question before they travel to Turkey. Is it safe to travel to Turkey? Is it safe to travel to Istanbul? What to avoid or where not to go?  Why should you have a holiday in Turkey? Is it safe to travel to Turkey, is it dangerous to go there? Well, Turkey and especially Istanbul is still one of the most popular destinations of travellers. It’s full of beauty and very rich in heritage. The country is also famous with it’s great cuisine, welcoming people, […]

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HOW TO GO FROM SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT TO SULTANAHMET – TOTAL TRANSPORTATION GUIDE WITH ALL OPTIONS

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Merhaba Turkey travelers! In this post I will write about how to go from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Sultanahmet. I will explain you the most common transportation ways, from private to public transportation, from expensive to cheap and from fast to long. Here we start; If your destination is Taksim please read this post about how to go from Sabiha Gokcen airport to Taksim? Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Sultanahmet Havabus / Havatas Bus Havabus is one big bus company that operates only at the airports in Istanbul. The company was known as Havatas […]

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TOPKAPI MUSEUM ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Sultan Mehmed (the Conqueror) built the Topkapi Palace between 1460 and 1478 after he Conquered Istanbul and it served as the residence of the Ottoman Sultans Until the 19th Century.Nowadays it serves as Topkapi Museum for local or foreign tourists. I will write more about visiting information about the Topkapi museum rather than the history of it. It’s a place that you must visit during your vacation in Istanbul. Topkapi Palace museum visiting hours Winter time: Starting from 30th of October until 15th of April Museum, Harem, Hagie Irene is […]

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PARIS CHARLES de GAULLE AIRPORT WIFI PASSWORDS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Paris Charles de Gaulle wifi passwords for free In this post, you will find Paris Charles de Gaulle airport wifi passwords.  Let’s say you want to meet with your friends and you need a wireless internet connection. Or the hotel sent a driver to pick you up and you need to inform them that you have arrived. And you don’t want to spend your limited money on roaming. Or you are leaving the country and want to check your emails one more time before the long international flight and you urgently […]

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LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT WIFI PASSWORDS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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London Heathrow airport (LHR) wifi passwords for free In this post, you will find London Heathrow airport wifi passwords.  Let’s say you want to meet with your friends and you need a wireless internet connection. Or the hotel sent a driver to pick you up and you need to inform them that you have arrived. And you don’t want to spend your limited money on roaming. Or you are leaving the country and want to check your emails one more time before the long international flight and you urgently need free […]

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WHERE TO SWIM IN ISTANBUL? TOP BEACHES AND SWIMMING LOCATIONS

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Where to swim in Istanbul? This is a question that many summer travelers ask. Here is a detailed post about the best beaches in Istanbul and how to reach there. Istanbul is surrounded by the Marmara Sea in the South and the Black Sea in the north. Bosphorus divides the city into two parts, European and Asian sides. Plus there is Golden horn which is the part of Bosphorus and it goes even deeper into the city.    The city is surrounded by the sea but there are only a […]

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TOP 5 SHOPPING MALLS OF ISTANBUL● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Top 5 Shopping Malls of Istanbul I listed the Top 5 shopping malls of Istanbul below according to frequently asked questions by my guests and by tourists who travel to Turkey. Most of them are easily accessible by metro or public transportation, child-friendly and not far from touristic areas like Sultanahmet or Taksim (except Mall of Istanbul). There are local and quality Turkish brands, theme parks, large food lounges with local tastes, Aquariums, huge theaters where you can watch Broadway musicals (if you are lucky) and much more in these […]

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SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT TO TAKSIM- TOTAL TRANSPORTATION GUIDE WITH ALL OPTIONS

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Merhaba dear travelers! I will write about how to go from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim in different ways and I will explain you the most common ones, from private to public transportation, from expensive to cheap and from fast to long. Here we start;   Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim Havabus / Havatas Bus Havabus is one big bus company that operates only at the airports in Istanbul. The company was known as Havatas before. This is the most convenient way to go from Sabiha Gokcen airport to Taksim. It’s comfortable, almost luxury […]

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ISTANBUL – CITY OF WORLD’S DESIRE ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Istanbul city is one of the biggest metropolises in the whole world with its 14.657.434 population as of 1st of June 2017. And that’s, of course, an official number. According to some important sources, it’s actually more than 20 million. It’s the only city in the World that spreads over two continents. Istanbul was the capital of 3 great empires before the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. Byzantium, Roman and Ottoman Empire. I was born in this city and working in tourism business since late 90’s and if you ask me […]

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ISTANBULKART – TOTAL GUIDE TO ISTANBUL METRO PASS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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ISTANBULKART – TOTAL GUIDE TO ISTANBUL'S METRO PASS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL Istanbulkart;  It’s a time saving, budget friendly, a must have tourist pass of Istanbul. I always have it in my pocket. I feel sad when I lose it. In this post, I am going to give you detailed, useful information about where to buy istanbulkart (in the city or at the airports)?  How to buy istanbulkart without any help? How to load istanbulkart? What are the travel fares? How many people can use it? Does each person need istanbulkart? […]