Alternative Route For Istanbul Lovers!..

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Sunset over the old city with the maiden tower...

Hello or Merhaba,

Dear Travbuddies.. 

I have been on TB almost for almost 6 years and during this time,I met many of TBers who visited Istanbul and also met when I traveled to somewhere..I had amazing experiences,created many friendships,even the crazy ones:) During this meetings,I was trying to get what tourists liked about istanbul as I am big lover of istanbul,and trying to figure out the love we have for istanbul ,it has same meaning? who knows about when they walking on the streets of istanbul,what was happening there 200 years ago or 1000 years ago? or did they know any stories or legends of the city? 

When you come to istanbul, firstly you want to see the city centers, historical sites such Blue Mosque,Saint Sofia, Topkapi Palace or Grand Bazaar at the historical peninsula of Istanbul where many tourists surrenders you,you cant even feel that you are in Turkey,plus salesmen who tries to get you to buy their stuff by doing any funny or abusive things to get your attractions.

dinner with TBers
.and I guess most of tourists or travellers who visiting the city, follow this route...visiting main touristic buildings,shopping at touristic bazaars..seeing around with touristic groups and eating with tourists in a touristic restaurants...and I guess it is very difficult or hard to take any other routes to see the city for any travellers or tourists while you already fascinated and surprised what you have seen at the touristic sites. However,can you see or feel the real atmosphere of the city in that route? or you are already out of this routes,then follow me!

So what we do at the alternative route ? firstly forget about that you are a traveler or tourist..we are friends! we meet in a place which is easy to access for you. we follow the unusual ways of istanbul, visiting local places, drinking at local places, visiting the other historical sites where most of the tourists even not aware of those.., we are not taking any taxi unless you are not tired or want to take it...we do all the public transportations.

smoking shisha with TBers
.and we are eating at local places..sounds good to you? if you are in, then follow me!

PS: YOU can also contact me for turkey itinerary..I can provide you some local services which can be cheaper than what u pay in your country..but do not think i am your free guide to use for consultant..i am here firstly to create friendship.....

For further information;

* You can send me message on TB,

* feel free to add me on FB if you have account ,but mention that you are from Travbuddy. www.facebook.com/memoholic

* and feel free to add me on skype by Memo_nemrut

HORSCHECK says:
Fabulous travel blog here. Well done.
Posted on: May 14, 2014
samina says:
Would love to explore and experience Istanbul, 'Memos Way' Amazing write up and pics. Will get in touch with you before I plan my trip.
Cheers,
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013
amazed says:
Awesome dude
Posted on: Jun 27, 2013
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