First time in Istanbul and not sure what to expect? Read on these helpful Istanbul tips that will help you blend in with the locals and enjoy the city’s great culture. Istanbul may be a little intimidating at first, but once you get to know it better it will stick to your heart like no other city in the world.
Shopping in Istanbul Grand Bazaar tops my list of things to do in Istanbul. There is no greater cultural experience to have in this city! If there is one thing that best reflects the spirit of Istanbul, that is the Grand Bazaar. This place is one of the world’s liveliest markets. You can loose yourself for hours in this maze of stores, booths, warehouses, along with cafés, restaurants and exchange offices. There is even a mosque, a police station and a post office in the Grand Bazaar, so one could righteously considered it “a city within a city.” Continue Reading