Mega Residence Hotel Istanbul

Eytam Caddesi No 33, Macka, Istanbul, 80200, Turkey
Mega Residence Hotel Istanbul
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  • Business75

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Forum Posts

Safety

by zara-sa

Hello

im supposed to be leaving for Turkey in 3 weeks but my parents are not thrilled for my brother and i to visit. With the whole Turkey/Israel saga going on....how safe is Istanbul right now?

thanks.

Re: Safety

by leics

As a solo middle-aged female traveller I found Istanbul to be perfectly safe a few weeks ago.

I see absolutely no reason to think it is any less safe now, or that it will be so in 3 weeks' time. But none of us has a crystal ball, of course.

Re: Safety

by TheLongTone

They may be needlessly gung-ho, but I don't think Israel is going to invade Turkey. And to get to Istanbul they'd need to either negociate the Dardanelles or fight their way across Anatolia. Stay clear of the Israeli embassy & any demos, you'll be safe.

Re: Safety

by unaS

As long as you are not an Israeli, you shouldn't have any problems.
I don't think that Israel is planning on invading Turkey.

Re: Safety

by al2401

Turkey is as safe as any country - just use your common sense. I don't think Israel has designs on them.

Re: Safety

by leics

>So going to Turkey is always a small risk to be in the wrong place in the wrong time when someone decides the blow up the place.<

Same with lots of countries, including the UK and Spain....

The risk is negligible. One would never travel anywhere if one worried about such things (and that includes travelling within my own country).

Re: Safety

by Gili_S

Of course, the risk is everywhere, and if not by terrorists, then maybe a taxi driver that decided one day to start shooting everywhere. Most danger place is still at home.

Re: Safety

by leics

Exactly so.

Re: Safety

by sebonite

few things happened such as protests against israel on the day that israel attacked the ships. people are worried about civils. but everything seems to be normal now. if anything happens basically stay away from Taksim-Osmanbey-Mecidiyeköy district. the protests mostly done there and the israel consulship.
but you shoulden't worry about that.

Re: Safety

by Gili_S

Yeah, and don't use the police bus from transport either:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10262402.stm

Re: Safety

by stream&rain

safety....
frankly i can say as safe as london , paris, ny..
dont worry about politic matters.. It s between politicians not people...

Travel Tips for Istanbul

1st evening

by Lalique

It happened to be great start of my 2nd visit.

While driving from Ataturk airport, I got a call on mobile from Mehmet (mehbos37), by the way he turned out to be a very nice guy, I guess I've acquired an exeptional friend in Istanbul.... so I got a call from Mehmet:

- Hello, Marianna?
- Yes....
- It's Mehmet from VT....
- Oh, nice to hear from you!
- Do you have any plans for tonight?
(Plans, what plans? we just were on the way from the airport and the only plan we had was to relax a bit whichever way)
- No, actually no plans at all....
- Then would you like to join my friends and me for a dinner?
(Yuupppiiieeee!!!)
- Sure, why not?

That's how we met....

Dolmabahe palace.
Even it's...

by eladr

Dolmabahe palace.
Even it's not famous like the topkapi, i think it is the most beutifull.
From the exploreTurkey site:
'The site of the present-day palace was, at the beginning of the 17th century, a busy bay in which the Admiralty maintained ships of war, and organized festivities to mark the departure of war expeditions. Under the sultanate of Ahmet the First, the area was filled with earth from a nearby hill to become a picnic ground reserved for the sultans. The name ‘Dolmabah?e’ stems from this land fill. “Dolma” means ‘filled’ in Turkish, and ‘bah?e’ , ‘garden’, therefore ‘Filled Garden’ palace. During, this period the shore area was decorated with summer palaces, mansions, and villas.'

Local fishing habits

by hekate

This is something that truely amazes me. Whenever I crossed the Galata bridge, no mater what time of the day I saw dozens of local people fishing there.

I find it strange because for me the Galata bridge is far away from my idea for a good fishing spot.

There are plenty of boats going under the bridge and in my opinion the water there can not be that clear since the bridge is very close to the boat stations of Karakoy. Besides, I never saw someone cought a big fish there.

Nevertheless, if so many local people are doing it, may be it worths trying it :)

Inside the Mosque Hagia Sophia

by Nobbe

The Hagia Sophia was built on the site of Byzantium's acropolis by Emperor Justinian in 537 AD, and was the greatest church in Christendom by that time. The church was converted into a mosque in the 16th century. The photo shows some of the remainings from the old church.

Isles of Istanbul or The Prince Islands

by Arkeolog

The Prince Islands

An archipelago of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara, were places of exile for Byzantine princes. Today, during the summer months, Istanbul's wealthy, escape to their cool sea breezes, and elegant l9th century houses. Büyükada is the largest of the islands. Here you can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn phaeton (carriage) among the pine trees, or relax on a beach in one of the numerous coves that ring the island. The other popular islands are Kinali, Sedef, Burgaz and Heybeliada. Regular ferry boats connect the islands with both the European and Asian shores. A faster sea bus service operates from Kabatas in the summer

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