Levent Ege Balci's Blog Posts | Tripster

One Day in Istanbul with the Perfect One Day Itinerary

If you only have one day in Istanbul and want to see it all then you could easily find yourself disappointed. Because Istanbul consists of seven hills and each has its own story. But for those of you who are limited to just one day in the city, we can help make sure you don’t miss any of the top attractions. The rest can wait until the next time you visit.

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3 Days in Istanbul with the Perfect 3 Day Itinerary

Are you ready to spend an enjoyable 3 days in Istanbul? Our Heytripsters expert guides are available to help you squeeze every last drop out of your experience here in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. With so much to see and do in Istanbul you could spend weeks exploring and discovering its delights and treasures, so we’ve condensed all of it down to help guide you through the must see places for your first trip to this incredible city.

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Accessible Istanbul

Istanbul is accessible for all and many conveniences have been provided for disabled people so that everyone can visit. Many volunteer organisations arrange seminars and awareness events to make the city accessible and to educate local people on communication. Turkish law states that every building must comply with accessibility standards and, perhaps more importantly, the Turkish people are incredibly hospitable and will always try to help all visitors to the city.

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Best Local Souvenirs in Istanbul

You can compare Istanbul to a big store selling local products. Here you can find local products, especially souvenirs everywhere. Turks like bargaining and find it sincere. So feel free to bargain. Some Turks want to shake hands while bargaining with you. Shaking hands while bargaining means “agreement”. Shaking hands also tells us that the bargaining is almost over. We have prepared a list of some beautiful souvenirs and good memories that you can take with you when you leave Istanbul:

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Aquariums in Istanbul

Aquariums offer a fun and intriguing way for us to study and understand marine life. You can observe living things in their natural environment and marvel at how sea creatures sometimes work in harmony and at other times they become hunter and prey. You can see non-native species too! Rich in culture and nature, Istanbul has many great places for water lovers to enjoy.

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Palaces in Istanbul

The beauty of Istanbul, the city of seven hills, has attracted the attention of monarchs, sultans, and kings since ancient times. For this reason, every civilization that settled here endeavoured to leave behind something of its cultural fabric. The most important examples of this can be seen in the magnificent palaces and courtyards which were built or restored during the Ottoman Empire. You should visit the palaces in Istanbul to travel back in time and leave behind the modern Istanbul skyline.

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Istanbul’s Most Prestigious Cultural Event: Biennial

The Istanbul Biennial has been organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts every two years since 1987 and brings together artists and audiences from different cultures. Considered one of the most prestigious biennials in the world and comparable to those in Venice, São Paulo and Sydney, the Istanbul Biennial enables dialogue between artists and audiences. The Biennial curator, selected by an international advisory board, invites a variety of artists and projects to the exhibition in accordance with that particular years theme.

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