Istanbul is worth more than a quick trip
Liza Kappelle, AAP April 2, 2012, 12:14 pm
Istanbul is one of the great cities of the world and there are few more intimate ways to explore it than from your own flat in one of the fascinating streets of Beyoglu.
There are pitfalls to travelling without a tour guide and avoiding hotels - language was a problem and you make stuff ups, like nearly paying $A1000 for two cups of coffee, before you get the hang of life as a temporary local.
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