What should I do during a 16-hour layover in Istanbul?

What should I do during a 16-hour layover in Istanbul?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    16 hour layover gets you easily 10 hour to explore the city. I would go to Sultanahmet and see the most famous sights there (blue mosque, hagia sophia, Topkapi, basilica cistern...). I would also pay for a cab (or private transfer) both ways to get the most out of it.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. you need to take a cab. bus service would be too slow. head straight for city centre and soak it in. go to a bath house. then back to the airport.

    • 8 months ago
      Jackass

      Do the locals get bent out of shape if you refer to hagia sophia, constantinople, etc?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Do the locals get bent out of shape if you refer to Hagia Sophia
        The locals call it Ayasofya, even in its reincarnated active mosque state. So, no.
        >constantinople, etc?
        I don’t think so—they’re mostly quite proud of Istanbul’s status as a former center of the world. There’s stuff for sale in the markets that says Byzantium on it (and nobody ever even called it that), or makes reference to Greco-Roman history.

        But what kind of a dweeb calls it Constantinople? I hope they still call NYC Nieuw Amsterdam and London Londinium, just to stay in character.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I personally like to call it Miklagard.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Constantinople means we're talking about that mighty, important, legendary place. You hear "Istanbul" and you're reminded it's now relegated to being just a city. A city in... "Türkiye". Imagine falling this low.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Top Kapi, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sabiha or Ataturk?

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    They destroyed the brothels during covid I hate that place go to the sofia thats all frick off

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >eat good food
    >do what other anons said
    >experience the worst traffic existing in humanity

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that they hate Syrians over there cuz they’re rapists or something. Did you guys notice the hatred or no?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      They hate Syrians because they’re seen as dirty, primitive leeches, not because they’re seen as rapists—the whole “refugee=rapist” rubric seems mostly to be prevalent among Europeans, and more often just online rather than IRL. Apart from one mild grumble from a cab driver, I didn’t really notice the hostility on the streets; I’ve mostly just read about it. But I also don’t speak Turkish; the people with whom I spoke English or German didn’t really say anything about it. It might have been more noticeable if I did.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to a brothel and the hagia Sophia

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should try the amazing shish kebabs they have in city center

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    try and bang some broads

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sex tourism. There are countless top level prostitutes on tinder that say they'll spread their legs for $100. Haven't tried though. Are they satisfying? asking for a friend.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    why not extend the layover

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes!

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    the blue mosque

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

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  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try a bathhouse

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What should I do during a 16-hour layover in Istanbul?
    immerse yourself in the culture

  16. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    keeping insisting that is Constantinople to anyone who will listen

  17. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Coom, coom and coom. Turkish girls can be hot, provided they wax, and they love slobbering up white wiener. Just walking out of the airport should provide you ample opportunity. I had the techs slobber up my knob during my hair transplant there, just because I’m Israeli and they loved my accent. The Turkish doctor was so mogged he didn’t even say anything, kept up his work like nothing was going on. Maybe he’s used to it.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody likes Israelis.

  18. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    16 hours is more than enough for that dump. Take a cab to the mosques, walk along the waterfront, and boom, you've seen everything worth seeing. Most importantly of all, do not eat any food - Turks are second only to Indians for bad hygiene standards.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Turks are second only to Indians for bad hygiene standards
      thats false tho

  19. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a big fan of Istanbul but not right now. full of draft dodging ukranians and russians, and its actually kind of scary because they are so noided about agents coming to find them. you get a lot of suspiscious looks. 16 hours is probably fine, but stay away from hostels. just avoid it, and look as clueless and moronic as you can.

    not the place where you want to be all real traveller, then have some ukranian teenager think you're a spook rounding up the deserters. I am pretty sure you can get killed like that.

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