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Since studying abroad at Bogazici University for almost four months in Istanbul, I’ve learned a few life lessons about living in another country. Here are some tips that I’d like to share from my personal experience
If you come to Turkey, you must try the local food. It’s nearly impossible not to since Turkey has few restaurants serving international cuisine. Turkish food is cheap in both food stands, restaurants, and cafes. The cuisine is mostly meat based accompanied by oily and carbohydrate-laden foods
This past week has been my spring break and for most of it, I have spent it traveling alone with the occasional few nights and days with people that I met at youth hostels, from my university in Istanbul and with friends living in Tel Aviv. I thought that traveling alone could be lonely, and it can be, but I discovered that there are so many ways to make it less so and to meet new people
If you plan to visit Istanbul and hit up all of the major tourist attractions and sites in the city, let me forewarn you: not all of them are must-see places. In fact, many have much better alternatives that are worth a visit.
Traveling and living in Turkey for four months requires you to eventually understand and accept Turkish culture for what it is: wonderful, fun and sometimes frustrating. Turks are known for their hospitality to their friends, family and strangers