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    Istanbul - Banknotes 20.000.000 =2.000.000

    by Raffael Written Aug 25, 2003

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    PLEASE! Be aware when you take a taxi, as it happens twice to us. My friend before he has asked me liras and gave it to him, then later we took a taxi and i went out first till he pay..he payed but suddenly apears that he only gave 2.000.000 in case of 20.000.000? strange no! ,not at all, but i m not so easy,i was so sure something was wrong that i open the taxi?s driver door and discover he has droped there the banknote..when we went to the airport the same. So take care with taxi driver?s!. OK best luck

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    Turkish taxis are generally...

    by grrl_travel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Turkish taxis are generally very safe, even late at night, however, the only slight negative I encountered was getting ripped off by a taxi driver. The amount was small so I didn't argue. And with one other driver I had to insist that I didn't want a full tour of the city and that I wanted to go back to my hotel.

    If you are a woman, do NOT sit in the front seat of the taxi. It's considered inappropriate (unless the taxi is full, but if you can have a guy sit in the front it's better).

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    Dear tourist!I will say to...

    by Olgitka Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Dear tourist!
    I will say to you: if you come in Istanbul in use Taxi please remember 2 words!!!
    that soo important if you are in Taxi to not loose some money in taximetr:)))there is diferend price and some driver make for you in day time -night taxi price:)))
    that words you can see in taximetr!!!
    'TAKE CARE'!!

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    Desde el aeropuerto, si tomas...

    by maribelm Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Desde el aeropuerto, si tomas un taxi para que te lleve a un hotel determinado, insiste bien en que te lleve al que tu indicas. Puedes llevarte la sorpresa de que te lleva al que el quiera para cobrar la comision.

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    A trip from the Airport to the...

    by Kid-EZ Written Aug 26, 2002

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    A trip from the Airport to the main centre of Istanbul costs around $10, so stand your ground when some cabdrive tries to make you pay the same amout of money for a much shorter trip.
    A cabdriver tried to charge me $7 for driving over the bridge (from Galata) to the end of the tramline (only 800 meters) !

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