Transportation – Turkey has a modern public transport system that includes local buses, taxis, minibusses, trams, and metro.
Local Buses: All towns and cities have plentiful local buses which are cheap to use. There are about 400 bus lines in Istanbul, the majority work until midnight. you must buy your ticket in advance at a special ticket kiosk. Kiosks are found at major bus terminals and transfer points. You can get the ISTANBULKART for transportation. It costs 7 TL, you will then add credit. Keep in mind that most trips cost 3,50 TL each way
Taxis: Taxis are plentiful and you can get one from a designated taxi stop. Payment is according to the onboard meter. As per my experience, the meter starts at 5 TL and increases by 3.10 TL per km. One taxi ride costs a minimum of 13 TL. You can Calculate the approximate taxi fare from HERE.
Metro: Major cities of Turkey (İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa, and Ankara)now have underground METROS. You need to buy a smart ticket to travel by metro. For a detailed plan, you can get the city maps from HERE.
Accommodation – A hostel dormitory bed starts around 10$ whereas Budget hotels start at around $30 per night for a single room with basic amenities.
I stayed in The DoubleTree by Hilton and booked it by Booking.com. Although I have a quite reasonable stay there, however, I will recommend staying in the downtown area and near to tourist places.
Other sites to plan and choose your accommodation might be Air BnB, Agoda, or Hostelworld. However, when you’re looking for a hostel, do your research, read reviews to get a feel for the place. and book somewhere that suits you
Food and local Dishes – Turkey has seen tourism numbers rise for the last couple of years. It indicating that tourists overwhelmingly feel they will be safe in Turkey.
- Food: Taste Turkish cuisine, one of the three most famous traditional cuisines in the world.
- The most famous kebab in the world is the döner kebab
- Adana kebab: It is a long hand minced grilled lamb meat, juicy and spicy
- Lahmacun is a thin and flatbread covered with a layer of spicy meat, minced tomatoes, pepper, and onion or garlic.
- Köfte: There are meatballs of lamb or beef or sometimes both, mixed with spices and onions
- Mantı – Turkish ravioli with yogurt and garlic, with butter sauce, chili, and dried mint.
- Pides, a Turkish pizza
- This is by far the most famous Turkish dessert.
- künefeis a sort of cake that is traditionally eaten in kebab restaurants
- Turkish delights are sweets known worldwide