Dogus Gulyuva's Blog Posts | Tripster

How Istanbul is Adapting the Post-Corona Era?

Turkey and the Turkish people, has alarmed Coronavirus from being a global threat. Various measures were taken to overcome this epidemic with the Ministry of Health and municipalities to overcome this epidemic in the least damaged way. The first case was announced by the Minister of Health in Turkey and was established immediately after the pandemic service in many hospitals. Some hospitals served only for COVID patients. Patients who received COVID + in pandemic services transferred to pandemic hospitals by taking quarantine measures.

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Chora of Istanbul: A Magnificent Attraction

Kariye Museum is another museum opened to Muslims as a mosque after Hagia Sophia. Perhaps the last time to see the mosaics and frescoes on the walls of the museum. Because it can be completely closed in the future, just like the mosaics in Hagia Sophia. The museum, located in the Edirnekapı district in Istanbul, is about 100 meters from the Theodosius (now known as Istanbul) Walls, which have survived until today. The building is located at the northwest end of the historical peninsula, on the slopes facing the Golden Horn.

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7 Days in Istanbul with the Perfect 7 Day Itinerary

No matter how many or how few days you spend in Istanbul, there are some places that appear on everybody’s list of things to see and do. These places should be on your 7-day Istanbul itinerary. Most of the attractions are in Old Istanbul. For a 7-day itinerary, you should choose hotels within the tourist zone so it will be easy to get to them all.

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The Magnificent History Behind Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Archeological Museum, one of the important historical places in Istanbul, Turkey's first museum. Approximately one million works brought from the lands captured by the Ottoman Empire are exhibited in this museum. This is actually a museum complex. In addition to the archeology museum, the Old Oriental Works Museum and Tiled Pavilion are also located in this complex.

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The Trend Everyone Is Chasing: Staycation

Staycation became popular in the USA during the 2007 – 2010 economic recession. A new word formed by the combination of stay and vacation. It is a form of holiday adopted by those who advocate the philosophy that “You don’t need to go anywhere else for the holiday, you can bring the holiday home”. Staycation or holistay (which is a combination of the words holiday and stay) is all about enjoying the home and the city where you live. Recently, those living in New York and London have preferred staycation.

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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Istanbul

When visiting Istanbul you’ll taste amazing foods that will leave unforgettable memories on your palate. But ‘ocakbaşı’ restaurants are about more than just taste. Ocakbaşı restaurants are a unique tradition, originally from the eastern parts of Turkey. The word ‘Ocakbaşı’ is translated as ‘fireside’ and it is literally what it means. This is a special restaurant in which you sit by the grill where the chef is cooking special kebabs and meat varieties right in front of you. The mouth-watering smell of the meat cooking on sizzling coal will make you even more hungry (and will be absorbed by your clothes!) while you taste your cold starter dishes. Then these perfectly cooked meats will arrive on your plate directly from the grill. This a must-have experience and a great memory for every food lover.

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Everything You Must Know About The Currencies Before You Visit Istanbul

In this article, you can find everything you need to know about Turkish currency, what currency to chose, how to exchange and more. There are 6 banknotes in Turkish Lira. The highest value banknote is 200 TL. The lowest value banknote is 5 TL. There are many security measures in banknotes. Take the banknote in your hand, put it on a flat surface. Look at the banknote from different angles. There is a holographic that gives colorful and bright reflections.

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A Guide for Istanbul Grand Bazaar’s Best Stores

Known as the ‘Kapalı Çarşı’ (Covered Market) one of the oldest, largest covered markets in the World, and one of the most visited place. In 2014, it was the most visited touristic place with over 90 million visitors. The Grand Bazaar was the most important economic compound over the centuries. And still, it keeps its importance even today. Located in the İstanbul, on a total area of 30000 m2, makes itself a must-see landmark. Older than 550 years, and still keeps most of the cultural traditions within its shops, you can feel like you’re walking in the old times. The Grand Bazaar was begun constructed immediately after the conquest of Constantinople, as a well-thought project of reviving economic prosperity in the city. The ruling sultan specifically wanted this initiative near his palace.

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