Video Vortex #10 Istanbul

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Practical Info

We are still gathering practical infos for your stay in Istanbul …

The Venues – SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata. Check out this article by James Sawyer.

 

Hotels

In general hotels are not really cheap and the once close to the venues usually all easily booked. Airbnb is a nice alternative for finding apartments or rooms, booking.com has sometimes really cheap specials. Hotels recommended by friends and festivals in Istanbul are Londra Hotel, Vardar Palace, Hotel Troya, Subkarakoy, Hotel Au Pera. We are still talking …..

 

Eating and Dining – coming soon!

 

Surviving Istanbul … Istanbul 101

 

Some useful information:

Arrival
You are allowed to buy things at the Duty Free shop on arrival, e.g. 3 boxes of cigarettes. The Duty Free in Istanbul is in general cheaper than the ones in Western Europe.

Visas
Citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa before arrival. You can find the most updated visa information on the website www.mfa.gov.tr/mfa

Time
Turkey is 2 (two) hours ahead of GMT.

Electricity
The electric current is 220V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. European standard plugs with two round pins are used.

Communication
Turkish Telecom Inc. is the only telecom service provider. Turkey has 3 GSM operators (Avea, Vodafone, Turkcell). Please consult to your local GSM operator to find out if they have a roaming agreement with Turkish Operators. The cheaper way is to buy a Turkish SIM card (prepaid card) for your mobile phone, and then recharge it regularly.

Transportation From the Airport to the Hotel
Havataş shuttle buses frequently travel between the airports and Taksim. The shuttles from Ataturk Airport (European side) to Taksim cost 10TL and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (Asian Side) to Taksim cost 13TL and take off every half an hour. (www.havatas.com.tr)

 

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