A harmonized mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is far more than its clichéd image of a “bridge between East and West”. With its stunning scenery, rich historic legacy, spectacular holiday destinations, beautiful coastline, exciting events and cultural festivals, Turkey is indeed a place of beauty, amusement and ever lasting memories for families, couples, friends and single travellers alike.
Apart from its numerous stunning beaches, great shopping venues and dynamic nightlife, Turkey is also a place of beautiful contradictions where mosques coexist with churches, Roman theatres and temples stand tall within modern cities, and where cultural ceremonies are as much a part of the social landscape as classical music concerts or football matches.
3 Main Attractions: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Pamukkale, Hagia Sophia
Culture Norms: "Yes" is a slight downward nod of the head. "No" is a slight upward nod of the head while making a quick, sucking sound through your two front teeth (like "tsk"). Turks generally have a small area of personal space and may stand closer than most foreigners are used to. Never point the sole of your foot toward a person.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.4 $, coffee – 3.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 22 $
Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Rabies and Typhoid vaccinations maybe required depending on your trip activities.
Name: Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.16 EUR
1 EUR= 6.36 TRY
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