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Old 21-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #16
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yeah, that's pretty bad exchange rate
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Old 22-05-2014, 12:46 AM   #17
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atm rates are ok imo. the rates at the airport changers are ********.
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Old 22-05-2014, 06:30 PM   #18
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Dun change at airport..got comission end up usd about 1.97 nia last week

If alone maybe 100-150 usd will be enuff..nothing much to buy .bazaar can use usd or cc too
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Old 23-05-2014, 09:56 AM   #19
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you going for convention?

Enjoy your trip?
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Old 24-05-2014, 12:11 PM   #20
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you going for convention?

Enjoy your trip?
Backpacking ! Going to quite a few places so trynna get the best rates possible
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Old 24-05-2014, 12:12 PM   #21
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Dun change at airport..got comission end up usd about 1.97 nia last week

If alone maybe 100-150 usd will be enuff..nothing much to buy .bazaar can use usd or cc too
Mastercard there'll be extra charges so trynna avoid using it. Will be there for 5 days. How's the food and transport prices?
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Old 24-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #22
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Mastercard there'll be extra charges so trynna avoid using it. Will be there for 5 days. How's the food and transport prices?
got metroline..1-2 lira each trip iirc

taxi no try so not v sure

food everyday about kebabs less than $2-5 can eat..got mac and bk depend where u going

u heading Istanbul only?

Spice bazaars nuts are more ex..i went Saffronbolu..nuts and stuffs are alot cheaper there

scarves and shawls are v cheap in Grand Bazaar though

Bosphorus cruise about 10lira for 1hour..juz go there alot sellers..,agency charges us 75usd..imagine the markup lol

public toilets some about 1lira..some foc..go toilet so exp

taksim square quite alot shops like ours..quite good to walk around
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Old 24-05-2014, 04:36 PM   #23
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got metroline..1-2 lira each trip iirc

taxi no try so not v sure

food everyday about kebabs less than $2-5 can eat..got mac and bk depend where u going

u heading Istanbul only?

Spice bazaars nuts are more ex..i went Saffronbolu..nuts and stuffs are alot cheaper there

scarves and shawls are v cheap in Grand Bazaar though

Bosphorus cruise about 10lira for 1hour..juz go there alot sellers..,agency charges us 75usd..imagine the markup lol

public toilets some about 1lira..some foc..go toilet so exp

taksim square quite alot shops like ours..quite good to walk around
Thanks for the info. Heading to other parts of Turkey as well and visiting other countries. Hopefully I won't get ripped off by the sellers at the bazaars. Can't wait to try their kebabs and baklavas !
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Old 25-05-2014, 08:49 PM   #24
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Thanks for the info. Heading to other parts of Turkey as well and visiting other countries. Hopefully I won't get ripped off by the sellers at the bazaars. Can't wait to try their kebabs and baklavas !
Usually ask for 50% discount first but some sellers can b quite attitude lol

If u go to Cappadocia..hot air ballon is a must..if u tried at nz or aussie before,this one still far more amazing view

Anyway enjoy,it is something quite different in Turkey and their culture
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Old 26-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #25
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Usually ask for 50% discount first but some sellers can b quite attitude lol

If u go to Cappadocia..hot air ballon is a must..if u tried at nz or aussie before,this one still far more amazing view

Anyway enjoy,it is something quite different in Turkey and their culture
How much did you pay for the hot air balloon ride ? Heard very expensive
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Old 26-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #26
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How much did you pay for the hot air balloon ride ? Heard very expensive
230 usd from agency

but the agency there direct for hotair ballon is 130euro
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Old 27-05-2014, 12:33 AM   #27
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230 usd from agency

but the agency there direct for hotair ballon is 130euro
the best price i was quoted was 100 euros....
by the way, atm is the way to go if u want to exchange money unless u already have usd or eur.
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Old 23-11-2017, 09:08 PM   #29
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sorry for dragging an old thread, going to Istanbul soon and need to know which money changer in Sg is carrying Lira.
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Old 24-11-2017, 06:32 AM   #30
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sorry for dragging an old thread, going to Istanbul soon and need to know which money changer in Sg is carrying Lira.
Don't bother to change in SG. Even if you can find it, the rates are complete rubbish. When I went, I remembered the difference was about 15-20% off the XE rate. But if you want, you will probably need to order it from the money changer in advance so that they can go get some.

Easier to just go there and draw money from the ATM. While the bank rate is not good, and you may need to pay ATM charges (citi does not charge for overseas ATM withdrawals), I think it was still better. It was about 5-10% off the XE rate. Just make sure your card is enabled for overseas use.
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