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Top 10 Istanbul by Melissa Shales

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Special Concerns

1. Children

Children are welcome almost everywhere, but give very blond children a hat or they will attract uncomfortable levels of attention. Some large hotels arrange activities for children, and most will provide babysitting on request.

2. Babies

Be sure to pack plenty of supplies. You can get everything you need in Istanbul, from nappies to baby food, but it isn’t always easy to find them in tourist areas since supermarkets tend to be in the suburbs.

3. Women

Some Turkish women wear strappy tops and short skirts, but a growing number are returning to wearing scarves. A few – often Arab tourists – wear full burkas. Western women are seen as free and easy – Turkish men will flirt and younger women will be hassled, but you can ...

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