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    Hi Kate Z. I always err on the side of conservative dress when traveling alone, especially in cities and in a culture where the dress norms may be conservative. Certainly, when visiting any government or religious places, it is the most respectful thing to do (to me this applies to anywhere in the world.) There have been a few questions asked similar to this in the past on this forum, so do take a look at advice contained therein as well as check out some of the safety articles on World Nomads' Safety Hub. Here's a link to one on solo female travelers in Turkey:

    http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/67941/Turkey/Womens-Travel-Safety-in-Turkey about 7 years ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Thank you so much!!! Kate Z about 7 years ago
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    Being American has nothing to do with what you wear!!! I would certainly be taking the advise of the previous person. about 7 years ago

    Answered by SalJay via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Istanbul is a big city with conservative areas and modern areas. If you stick to Sultanahmet and Taksim areas then you can pretty much wear anything BUT in these areas you will also be mixing with conservative people. To be respectful of local culture my best advice is to make sure you wear something that covers your knees and shoulders and you shouldn't experience any problems and you'll be respectful at the same time. If visiting a mosque you will be given shawls to wear to cover your head. about 7 years ago

    • Thanks!! :) Kate Z about 7 years ago
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    Wont be ar problem since you are a tourist, feel free about 7 years ago

    Answered by Ozan/ 32 via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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