Istanbul City Spotlight

What its like to live in the most populated city in Europe.


Life in Istanbul, Turkey, is nothing short than spectacular. With roughly 14 million people residing in Istanbul, it is obvious the people living there agree too. It has become the 7th most populated city in the entire world and the largest in Europe, bringing in nearly 12.6 million tourists annually.

Weather in Istanbul levels out at about 80% humidity on a frequent basis. Because of that, it is typical to have heavy fog hiding the tips of buildings. Rainfall is so on common that on average there is only about 15 days between June and August that may see rain. Istanbul typically sees mild winters with a range of 34-39 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you are looking for something to do during the day, shopping centers ranging from modern to historic, are very popular. One of the world's largest and oldest covered markers is held right in Istanbul. As for dinner and the night, Istanbul is famous for its nightlife and historic seafood restaurants along the water.

Getting around Istanbul may be a bit confusing at first, but once it is understood, public transportation is the fastest and cheapest form of going places. Cards are offered that work as tickets to simplify the experience. The Hamams of Istanbul are a massive tourist attraction to the city with them all over, they are something you have to do one in Istanbul.

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