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How to Avoid Tourist Scams in Istanbul

Like every big city, Istanbul has its scammers – although they may be fewer than in some other parts of the world. And the Turks are generally an honest people so if a Turk realises you’re being scammed he’ll often try to warn you. Nonetheless, it’s sensible to be prepared and to take precautions. Here we’ll introduce you to some of the common scams and how to avoid them.

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Istanbul’s Gluten-Free Restaurants

Gluten is a substance that combines two proteins called gluten and gliadin with water. Since it is flexible and thick, it takes its place in many dishes from pastries to soups. For those with celiac disease, especially those who are sensitive to gluten, eating out is a risky issue. If you have a body that is more affected by gluten than anyone else or you just don’t want to exhaust your intestines, you can get a better quality life by applying gluten free foods.

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Where to Eat Best Baklava in Istanbul

You can eat numerous desserts in Istanbul but baklava has a special place in the heart of this city. Baklava is one of Turkey’s special desserts. Made from very thin layers of phyllo and flavoured with walnuts and pistachios among others. It takes various names according to how it’s made: carrot slice baklava, milky Nuriye, home baklava…. When ”baklava” is mentioned in Istanbul, several addresses come to mind. Here are those addresses.

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Best Workshops You Can Attend While You Are in Istanbul

If you want to make your time in Istanbul productive you can add a workshop experience to your itinerary. Istanbul has a large number of workshops and a new generation of courses in different categories. Different courses are concentrated in different districts of Istanbul and the very popular cookery courses, ideal for foreign tourists, will make your holiday more enjoyable and satisfying.

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Everything You Need to Know About Transportation in Istanbul

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to use public transport. It gives a feeling that of living there and adds an air of authenticity. Istanbul is a busy city and traffic can be crowded so planning your journey is important. As in every cosmopolitan city, there are peak times for traffic and these are best avoided if possible. If you’re taking your own car there are parking places all over the city including the Ispark service offered by the municipality. Still, we recommend you get a map.

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The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Istanbul

Especially on hot summer days, everyone wants to eat delicious ice cream while continuing their trip to Istanbul. When you come to Istanbul it’s wise to choose the ice cream shops most popular with the locals. There are many places in Istanbul which are famous for their excellent ice cream, especially in the seaside neighbourhoods. Most of these boutique venues serving ice cream specialties produce the ice creams themselves. If you want to eat ice cream while having a pleasant walk in the city, check out this informative article about The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Istanbul.

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