Tantalizing Turkey: Some Travel Tips

Tantalizing Turkey
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The bridge between the East and the West, Turkey is a combination of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The nation is situated at the junction of Europe and Asia, lining the Black Sea toward the north and the Mediterranean Ocean toward the south. Turkey is one of the most famous holiday destinations visited by millions of travelers every year.

 The country is loved for its famous attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Antalya, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Mount Nemrut, and many more. Some of the most popular things to do like taking a natural sauna in Pamukkale thermal pools, enjoying a Turkish Hamam bath, enjoying the views from a hot air balloon, shopping for souvenirs, enjoying the Dervish show, trying the local cuisines and more are a must experience.

 The population here is predominantly Turkish and the official language is Turkish. The country has a developed economy and is a member of NATO and the OECD. Turkey has a long and rich cultural history, reflecting the influence of various civilizations and empires, including the Ottoman Empire.

Tantalizing Turkey

If you are planning a holiday to Turkey, then here are a few travel tips and Turkey Travel Guide which will be helpful to you. 

  1. Preplan your itinerary and accommodation

Before taking off for your holiday to Turkey, make sure you are ready with a checklist including, places to explore, things to do, a day-wise itinerary, important contact details, addresses, accommodation details, etc. One must do proper research to list down the noteworthy excursions and not miss out on any popular experiences. You can connect with Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd. to guide you with a Turkey tour package itinerary to make things easier for you. 

  1. Always dress decently

Turkey is not extremely restrictive about its dress code. You will get to witness women in Burqas as well as in western attires. Although, you must always dress decently and not infuriate the rules regarding clothing. It is crucial to dress modestly, covering shoulders and legs, while visiting religious locations. When visiting the beach or more casual areas, lighter summer clothing is appropriate.

  1. Carry an international adapter

The electrical sockets and voltage used in Turkey are different from other countries. In Turkey, the standard electrical socket is Type F, which is also known as a “Schuko” socket”. It is always a good idea to check if your electronic devices are compatible with the voltage and socket type used in Turkey. If not, you may need to bring a voltage converter and an international adapter to use your devices.

  1. Learn a few Turkish words

Not everyone in Turkey may know English as their local language is Turkish, especially in the outskirts. It is always helpful to learn some basic phrases of the local language when travelling to a new country, as it can make communication and navigation easier. Here are some important Turkish words that can be useful while travelling to Turkey:

  • Merhaba – Hello 
  • Teşekkür ederim – Thank you 
  • Lütfen – Please 
  • Evet – Yes 
  • Hayır – No 
  • İyi günler – Good day 
  • İyi geceler – Good night 
  • Kaç lira? – How much is it? 
  • Nasılsın? – How are you? 
  • İngilizce konuşabilir misin? – Do you speak English? 
  • Yardım edebilir misin? – Can you help me? 
  • Nereye gideceğim? – Where do I go? 
  • Hangi otobüs? – Which bus? 
  • Hangi tren? – Which train? 
  • Ne zaman? – When?
  1. Use public transport 

Public transport makes getting around Turkey easy. It is hassle-free and well-connected. Train, bus, and metro are the common mediums of public transport. If any of these transport mediums are not functioning then cabs are always a good alternative. While travelling in a cab, make sure you confirm the cab logo at the taxi stands as sometimes there are money scamming taxi drivers. Taxis are widely available in Turkey and are a convenient way to get around. They are generally affordable, but it is a good idea to agree on a fare before starting the journey. Overall, Turkey’s public transportation system is well-connected and provides a convenient and affordable way to get around the country.

  1. Turkish currency 

The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). 1 USD is worth around 8.45 TRY. Euro, English Pounds, US Dollars, and other significant currencies can be traded locally or ahead of takeoff. Exchange facilities are available at various locations, banks, and ATMs. Turkey airport also provides money exchange facilities. It is recommended to compare the exchange rates and fees at different places before making a currency exchange transaction.

  1. Turkey time zone 

Turkey and India have different time zones. Turkey is in the Eastern European Time Region (EET) and is 3 hours ahead of Composed General Time (UTC+3). India is in the Indian Standard Time Region (IST) which is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Composed General Time (UTC+5:30). In this way, there is a period contrast of 2 hours and 30 minutes between Turkey and India.

We hope the above list of travel tips is helpful for your vacation. You can consult Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd. to know more about the destination and get a range of Turkey holiday tour packages to choose from. 

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