Istanbul What to Pack

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    Visa on arrival

    by SirRichard Written Jan 15, 2012

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    My last trip to Turkey

    Miscellaneous: I visited Turkey in june and getting the Visa at the airport was rather easy. After you land and before you pass passport controls there is a counter at left where you can get visas. It costed me 15 euros (be careful, you can only pay in euros, so bring some bank notes for that).
    I took all the money in euros. It was easy to change anywhere and the rate was much more convenient at the airport than at home.

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    • Museum Visits

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    Comfortable Walking Shoes..

    by Erkmen Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You definitely need a comfortable walking shoes.. If you are coming in summer, select a sandal type..

    Thin clothes for summer.. Rain is a very rare in summer..

    Photo Equipment: You can find all kind of Photo equipments..

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    Medicine may be cheaper

    by ddevronn Written Mar 10, 2003

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Some medicines may turn out to be cheaper than in your home country. Most are sold over-the-counter. Some visitors try to stock up on regullary used medicines. [pharmacy = eczane (pronounced ed-zah-ne)]

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    Luggage service

    by Nita300 Written May 27, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: If you are in transit and need a safe room for your bags, we discovered the luggage service in the airpot. Emanet Bagaj Servici. It is located at the arricals area, after customs control. Near Starbucks. They can keep your bags for 24 hours. Rates: plastic bag 8YTL, hand bag 10YTL , luggage 12YTL, big bag 15 YTL

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    Bring your personal supplies

    by Guzzie19 Written Dec 30, 2007

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget to bring your Tylenol or Advil, whatever you use in case of headacke
    or hangover ;) It was difficult to me to find some.

    Miscellaneous: Electricity runs 220V in Turkey. Try to bring a converter or whatever your camera charger
    or cellphone needs to recharge with 220V.

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    Walkie-Talkies

    by MaisonRose Written Aug 4, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: Several things made my trip to Turkey pleasant, most used and helpful were walkie-talkies so that my daughter and I could communicate when we separated in markets, etc. In my journal I noticed a big star beside my walk-into-the-water beach shoes (for stoney beaches). We also used hand disinfectant before eating our picnic foods..water of course was not available under picnicing conditions. A small "sample" bottle lasted four weeks.

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    Preparing my next trip .....

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Paperrazzia

    Luggage and bags: Less than 20 KG

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton shirt and jeans - HONDA NHC minded, a white jacket and as real citizen of Ghent
    in our heart carrying the symbol of "Klokke Roeland" - the great Triomphante and voice of Honda in Europe.
    Furthermore a symbol of our NHC theme - a dark green Poloshirt showing the "Paperrazzia" emblem - We will go for the World Convention

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Depends on the team members

    Photo Equipment: A Canon Digital 300D

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    Packing List

    by grrl_travel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: It's good to have a little daypack to wear while walking (you'll want to carry water with you probably). Just for safety, make sure someone can't open it without you knowing from behind, especially if you are in very crowded markets.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take some kind of anti-diarhea medication. Much better to have it if you need it! Drink lots of water (bottled) if you are there in the summer and are walking a lot, it's easy to get dehydrated.

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    Packing List

    by zeynep Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: You can leave your large bags in your hotel or the place you stay but have a freebag and an extra small bag while you travel in the city daily.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you come in autumn or spring times do not trust the weather can change througout the day very quickly

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    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous:
    Visa Requirements, Etc


    ORDINARY PASSPORT HOLDERS OF NATIONALS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES MAY OBTAIN STICKER TYPE VISAS AT THE TURKISH INTERNATIONAL BORDER GATES TO ENTER INTO TURKEY

    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

    Georgia

    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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    Packing List

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: And Now The Weather

    (to follow)

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    Packing List

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: I thought that I would take a little Turkish currency with me, so asked my UK bank to get me £200, just for 'spending money'. I collected the currency today (28 Nov). For every £1.00 I received just over 2 million Turkish Lira! Altogether 405,000,000 Lira!! So now when the cofee costs me TL 10 million, I won't mind!!

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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 ;;;;; afozbilge@isbank.net.tr

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

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    Must haves

    by Hurrem-Roxelana Written Sep 30, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Try not to carry anything to heavy or you will regret it

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depening on which month you visit.

    Good walking shoes and be prepared to walk some steep roads
    Warm jumpers/jackets for winter
    for summer just incase a lightish top for some cool evenings...it does happen

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most toiletries can be brought over there just as you would find at home but can be expensive.
    Basic first aid
    Mosquito Repellent
    If you need anything to be re-charged then such equipments is a must

    Photo Equipment: A digital camera these days will more than sufice but it is up to you if you want more. Be warned that some museums will either not allow you to take photo's or charge you for the ho0nour

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach wear is always an idea you ever know where you may end up

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