During my stay in Istanbul, I could see that Turkish cuisine is a carousel of smells and flavors that seems endless. A kitchen that began to stand out during the Ottoman Empire and that today collects in its dishes the best of East and West.

Travel to Istanbul: tips for visiting a mosque

Istanbul is a good example of this since most of its mosques can be visited. Admission online casino singapore is free, and if you want, you can leave a donation on departure to cover its maintenance.

As mandated by Islamic tradition, you have to go barefoot. We can leave the shoes at the entrance or put them in a bag and take them with us. Women should wear shoulders and covered hair. Although at the entrance, they provide us with everything necessary to adapt our clothing. The rest is simply a matter of common sense and respect. Act as if you were in any other temple: do not take photos where it is not allowed, do not lie on the ground, try to go unnoticed and make your visit in silence.

Travel to Istanbul: Shopping

Istanbul has been and is a real shopping mecca. In its day, it was an important enclave of the Silk Road, and its commercial tradition has always been part of its essence. You just have to approach the Grand Bazaar or the Spice Bazaar to check it: carpets and kilims, goldsmiths, all kinds of ceramic and brass objects, leather clothes, jewelry, fakes, marquetry (especially chess boards and backgammon), sweets … My advice is that you do not neglect the adjacent streets that surround them since, in their stores, you can find the same cheaper product. If you decide to buy something, keep in mind that you will have to enter the bargaining game since the rush has no place when it comes to buying.

Travel to Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise

Crossing the waters of the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe from Asia is one of the fascinating gifts that travel to Istanbul offers us. As soon as you set foot in the port of Eminönü, you will be offered all kinds of cruises shouting “Bosphorus, Bosphorus.” My advice is that you dismiss them and embark on a ferry of the Turkish maritime lines that will take you to the gates of the Black Sea in Anadolu Kavaği.

Travel to Istanbul: in search of the best sunset

In Üsküdar, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Asian part, the one that for many, including me, is the best sunset in Istanbul awaits you. The most sought-after corner to witness the sunset on the banks of the Bosphorus is what is known as carpet coffee. To get there, it is normal to take the ferry at the Eminönü pier. Once in the port, you should walk for 15 minutes to the right towards the Leandro Tower. It has no loss, and I assure you that it is one of the great rewards of traveling to Istanbul mmc996 Online Singapore Casino.