Istanbul What to Pack

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    Packing List

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visa Requirements, Etc


    Type of Passport : Ordinary Passport.
    Duration of Stay : 3 Months

    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil,Canada, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America

    Type of Passport : Ordinary Passport
    Duration of Stay : 1 Month

    Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia,

    Type of Passport : Ordinary Passport
    Duration of Stay : 15 Days


    Information correct as at December 2001

    When arriving at Istanbul Airport do not proceed through the immigration control unless you already have a valid visa. The visa office is to the left of immigration, and they will place a sticker into your passport for the appropriate fee. Visitors from will be charged £10 sterling, and I believe visitors from the USA will be charged $46. When you proceed through Imigration they will endorse your visa sticker.

    A word of advice. At every stage of your journey within the airports you will need to produce your passpot and aircraft boarding card. Even when you think you won't require them again, believe me, you will!! So put them in one convenient place, either a pocket or your handbag.

    There is more visa information in my Travelogue for visitors from other countries.

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    by TerryP Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes, always.
    There is alot to see in this big city.

    Photo Equipment: Take lots of film but beware if you are using a regular 35mm for inside the Blue Mosque or St. Sophia, your pictures won't come out. There is no where near enough lighting.

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    by istanbul_is Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: ------ONE DAY GUIDED CULTURAL CLASSÝC TRIP-----------------------Hagia Sophia----Cistern Basilica-------Million Column-------Sogukcesme Street ( Old Wooden Houses )--------Topkapi Palace--------Sultan Ahmet Fountain------Old S. Ahmet Prison ( now Four Seasons Hotel )-------Great Palace ( Magnaure )--------Blue Mosque------ Old Hippodrom--------Little Hagia Sophia-------Sokullu Mosque-------Kadirga Place-------Armenian Central Church........included a lunch in Topkapi Palace and tea in a turkish kahvehane .......for more info ;;;;;

    Miscellaneous: Children of Soliman ........................... ( Foto Antoine Aboudjian )

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    Toilet paper and Guide book.[Separate uses.]

    by alectrevor Updated May 31, 2009

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet paper. A few sheets with you, all toilets do not supply.

    Miscellaneous: Suggest lonely planet Istanbul encounter UK £6.99. USA $11.99, as a good compact guide book with map.

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    Thick Skin

    by Greatwalk0 Written Nov 18, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Bring a thick skin to Istanbul, which is neccessary when dealing with aggressive Turkish carpet dealers and other misc. con artists on the streets of Sultanhamet.

    Inside Grand Bazaar

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    Free map

    by travelife Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: The basic but sufficient inner city Istanbul map is available from the tourist office near blue mosque. Chcek out if it is available in the langauge you speak.

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    Watch The Weather!

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Carry an umbrella with you in case of sudden showers!

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    by SirRichard Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: A good page to start preparing your trip is
    Here you can find loads of info about weather, monuments, restaurants, maps, links, hotels...
    Really helpful!!

    The main page
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Backpacking

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