As it turns out...I missed my connection. While the terminals are close, and easy walking distance as others noted, they had a rule that you have to re-check-in at the counter a full hour before the departing flight. By the time I reached the counter it was 36 minutes and they refused to let me board. So they booked me on a different flight that go me to Detroit rather than NY which was where I was trying to go. almost 8 years ago
Thanks for your Informed answers! It sounds as if I should be ok. I will be flying from Brasilia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos International, and then switching planes there. So I don't think I need to go through immigration and customs, right (?) as i'll still be in Brazil. Then in Sao Paulo Guarulhos International I change terminals to get my plane to the US. I have a 1-1/2 hr connection time (assuming the plane from Brasilia is on time). almost 9 years ago
It depends on what you like. I loved the aya Sofia for the history and the architecture, and had a wonderful narrated boat ride on the Bosporus. almost 9 years ago
We were thinking of travelling with my daughter to Istanbul, I was just wondering about the food standards as she is immune compromised.
I got food poisoning twice in turkey and I'm not unusually susceptible. Given your daughter's special needs, I'd use the standard guidelines for developing nations: Eat only food that is served piping hot Drink only bottled water Do not use ice in drinks Do not eat fresh fruits or vegetables unless you wash them yourself in bottled water Don't eat lettuce (no way to clean it well) Use bottled water for toothbrushing ( remind yourself by keeping a bottle of water on the sink so your hand hits it when you reach for the faucet) Eat only in places that look clean Learn the Turkish words for hot (spicy) and hot (temperature) so you can be very clear about wanting your food served hot. almost 9 years ago