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Fun Facts about Istanbul

Fun Facts about Istanbul

FUN FACTS ABOUT ISTANBUL TURKEY

 

  • Istanbul has been capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, yet it isn’t the capital city of modern Turkey, which is Ankara.

 

  • In a shop you’ll be offered tea, (ask for apple tea if you want less caffeine and conversation)! While you needn’t converse for hours, a certain amount of small talk is considered polite.

 

  • Istanbul, previously known as Constantinople, came from the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great who rebuilt the city on seven hills.

 

  • If a mosque is on your itinerary, be sure to dress appropriately: for women, no bare arms or head; for both sexes, no bare legs. In fact, dressing modestly is a good idea in general, especially for women. Save your sexy clothes for Istanbul’s nightspots.
  • If you’re planning a trip to Istanbul, sign up with Istanbul Secret for the latest information about the city. http://turkey.dailysecret.com/istanbul/en/

 

 

 

USELFUL LINKS TO DISCOVERING ISTANBUL

 

http://www.timeout.com/istanbul/

http://10awesome.com/10-awesome-things-to-see-in-istanbul/

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul

http://www.theguideistanbul.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2224322/Holidays-Istanbul-Follow-James-Bonds-footsteps-City-Spies.html

http://www.istanbultrails.com/printable-tourist-maps-of-istanbul/