Traveling Tips in Istanbul Turkey

Useful Tips

Traveling to Istanbul does require a little research, especially if you will be exchanging money in the city. Useful tips, especially about exchanging money can help relieve confusion as well as frustration. Some of the exchange merchants don’t offer the best rates so it always a good idea to exchange money at a bank. Turkey also has a value added tax so there is an 18% tax hidden into the cost of goods and services. Most hotels accept Visa and MasterCard, but American Express isn’t accepted in some businesses. Traveler’s checks must be exchanged at a post office or bank. Most exchange merchants don’t exchange them.