Jocelyn

Jocelyn

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    Istanbul Safe for a Single Young American Woman?

    As a 21 year old who has travelled to Istanbul twice, I can vouch for your daughter. It is quite safe as long as she is cautious of her surroundings. She should also dress on the conservative side. Harassment by males is common and can be annoying/intimidating (as it is in every city). But, I experienced more harassment in Istanbul, which is not a surprising predicament as an Asian American. Had a drunken Turkish man yell at my friend on a bus for being stupid Americans even though we were quietly sitting on the bus. Another interesting experience: my friend and I were caught in the middle of a protest on Istiklal Caddesi after a quick tea break. There was a brigade of riot police around the corner and because my journalist friend has that curious bone, she asked what was going on. The police were polite and just ushered us over to another street, and another journalist told us it was a protest against the government's takeover of a theatre of some sort. This was a precursor event to the Gezi Park protests. Even though the protest was quite large, we never felt unsafe. It's probably best for her to stay at a hostel and perhaps travel with acquaintances there. For the most part, I found Turkish people to be very hospitable and most speak conversational English. Without a doubt, your daughter will have a grand time. almost 6 years ago

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    Looking to fly from London to Ireland. What airline is best. Ryan air looks cheap but are there hidden fees. What should a person pay?

    I would go with Aer Lingus. All around good service and no hidden fees unlike Ryan Air. Not sure about the average prices from London to anywhere in Ireland. I would just suggest booking at least a month ahead if you're trying to avoid Ryan Air. almost 6 years ago

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    How can I get to Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Nazca from Lima? How much I will spend to do this? Is those places far from Lima?

    You take a short flight from Lima to Cuzco via LAN Airlines, TACA, Star Peru, etc. The price of the flight can range from $50-$150 depending on which day you fly and how far in advance you book. From Cuzco, you take a train (Peru Rail) to Aguas Caliente where you can catch a bus taking you to Macchu Picchu on the main street every 5-10 minutes (I don't remember how much this was probably a couple dollars). You basically have two options to get to Macchu Picchu: The Inca Trail or the train. almost 6 years ago