Welcome To Turkey-Land: First Impressions Of A New Ex-Pat
Published on November 29, 2011
I'm currently piecing together a year of travel and Istanbul is at the top of my list right now as somewhere to stay possibly long-term. (I've actually been looking for writing jobs with English publications as well!) I hope you'll continue to write about your experiences there and I'll certainly be looking for your updated opinion post:)
Istanbul is great, but just for a visit with a company, not caring about crowds...but stopping there - nah...we stayed in a small quiet place in this country and loved it, without worying about anything
We visited Istanbul recently and was also a bit disappointed. I think the city is so overcrowded with people that you don't experience the value of the best of the city... We got very tired struggling to find place on the tram/metro, try to walk on a Sunday through hordes of people enjoying their own city :-)
Anyway, so yes, I do have sympathy with your first impressions!