Published On: Tue, May 24th, 2016

Istanbul with some dos and don’ts



Istanbul is a stunning land to travel around, but some things are kept in mind for doing and not to do there.

Here is a list you should follow.

Don’t…stay in Taksim
Taksim is a silent place and if you are party lovers then don’t stay here but if you are peace lovers then come here. In its place, book a bed in Galata or Cankutaran, places that are centrally situated but many peacemakers by night.

Do…visit Taksim after dark

Whereas it can be an awful place to sleep, Taksim is an amazing spot to be awake. Turning Istiklal Caddesi on any side street and you will discover a handful of inns to select from. Nevizade Sokak is the very opaque of the inn streets. Families inclined to sit street side at outside tables, whereas the juvenile and nimble raise sheer flights of stairs to the nearby rooftop bars.

Don’t…bother with the Topkapi crowds


Most of the people will oppose, but unless you are an enormous history buff, Topkapi Palace isn’t valued the crowd and the cost. Even in the mid of winter, in a heavy shower, the masses feel similar to Woodstock. What is further, whereas the art and architecture are indeed stunning, you can witness same pieces in the old edifices and galleries of Istanbul.

Do…check out Dolmabahce Palace

It has all the magnificence of Topkapi, but Dolmabahce gives a direction and a free harem trip. It is the place of Turkey’s evolution from kingdom to republic, from being the core of the culture globe to getting core design signs from further cultures. The Bosphorus sights are unbelievable, and there is an aviary with a few beautiful goofy peacocks. Furthermore, Dolmabahce has the second major chandelier on the globe (you win again, Dubai).

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Don’t…think you’re eating Greek
Turkey and Greece have many resemblances food-wise, but there are long-running clashes on who invented what. Turks are conceited of their cooking, and to recommend it is a simulation can source hurt feelings (or shoddier, annoyance). The cheese may flavor similar to feta to you, and the liquid similar to ouzo, but inquire your waiter for the Turkish names and try to keep in mind them.

Do…accept a cup of tea

The offering of tea is the customary Turkish equal to of “can I add you on Facebook?” When you are invited into anyone’s residence or shop for tea, it illustrates that “I like your company, sit and chat with me for a while.” It is thought impolite to refuse food or drink, therefore unless you have a plane to catch, pull up a chair.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.