Travelling around Istanbul

Public transport Istanbul's public transit system can be difficult to figure out; maps are rare and you often have to transfer, and pay another fare, to get where you are going. However, if you put…

Getting Istanbul - VAT and tax-free shopping

VAT and tax-free shopping

Money VAT and tax-free shopping The value-added tax (VAT) is always included in the prices displayed. But as a tourist, you can benefit form Tax Free shopping in over 2.000 retail outlets. Tax Free Shopping…

Getting Istanbul - Currency and Money

Currency and money

Simply use ATM's all over Istanbul to get some Turkish currency. Or you can convert your money to Turkish Lira at any of the banks or Currency Exchange Offices (Doviz) in Istanbul. If you want…