Istanbul What to Pack

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    Bring an extra bag

    by Lomma Updated Mar 15, 2007

    Luggage and bags: Bring with you extra luggage space. You often end up with having to buy an extra bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As for any trip in the Med Sea

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: extra antibac and some hygienic stuff can be ok. But there are ok toilettes around also.

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    A guide book

    by mirchica Written Dec 11, 2010

    Miscellaneous: As you're on VT probably you prefer to travel alone with no organized trips. And probably you're already an experts. But for the ones that are not I wanna say that Istanbul is very easy to be tortuous by yourself. Transportation is easy and the landmarks are close to each other. You just need a travel book. And if you don't have the chance or you forget to buy it before your travel don't worry - you could have one there.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Photography

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    Summer in Istanbul

    by Dabs Written Jul 21, 2013

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: One of the common questions from women is about dressing respectfully as many of the places people visit are mosques. I saw women wearing everything from shorts and a tank top to the local Muslim women who were wearing coats and head scarves. All of the mosques have scarves and coverings should you not be dressed appropriately so I'd advise just to wear what you are comfortable in. I brought light colored lightweight tops and convertible pants (the kind you can roll up to make capris) plus a lightweight skirt, I was warm but I think I would have been warm regardless.

    Bring a hat, the one day I didn't wear it the top of my head burned.

    Comfortable walking shoes are a must

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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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    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:
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel

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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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    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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    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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