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    If been there last summer with my girlfriend. Dont think that would be à problem to sit alone in à café.
    The locals are pushy And want to sell you there Fake products. That can be quite irritating.

    But when you are insite a bar/café They Will leave you alone. almost 8 years ago

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    I was there with my mum last year and it was fine. We weren't hassled during meals at all. Just as always keep an eye on your bag as you would do anywhere else. almost 8 years ago

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    The answer to this one is, for me, only do what you are comfortable with. Sitting in a cafe during the middle of the day, with a book and a cup of coffee and you will be fine. Going to something late at night is a whole other matter.

    Stick to fairly busy areas - Cicek Pasaj for exampe would be fine. Be prepared to ignore people :-)

    The Turks love all nationalities and you may find that your waiter or some of the locals will be happy to chat with you to practice English ! Embrace the tea or coffee and have fun. Istanbul is an amazing city and there are lots of other people doing exactly the same as you. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • My reply would be: Istanbul is a large city and the answer depends on questions like what time, where, which district/place, for which activity? Yet, I completely agree with this comment. sas almost 8 years ago
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    100% safe but not so safe across small streets in taksim region almost 8 years ago

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    Silly question.. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Derin via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
    • Not necessarily if the OP has not been to Turkey or travelled in that region before. No question is a silly question...it's just one that needs answering! LOL. Peace, love and happy travels. Sam Richards almost 8 years ago
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    sat alone in the cafe at Ayasofia with no issue at all. Thanks for your words. It was a fabulous trip. over 7 years ago

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    Glad you had a good time. When I was in Turkey, I found it was more a matter of what you wore .... Tight short clothes screamed tourist or "Natasha" (what they call prostitutes). Respectful clothes with knees and shoulders (and preferably elbows) covered, no problem. over 7 years ago

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