Voyager2002 wrote: »
Not really a big deal: it just means that you cannot use an ESTA and would need a US visa. Some of my family friends (UK passports) have been through this: they had a very good reason for visiting Iran which they explained to the US consul and their visas were issued without any problems.
buglawton wrote: »
I had a great 2 day trip to Istanbul, arriving and departing on sleeper trains so 1 night in a hotel. Rooftop breakfast terrace with view of grand mosque. 2 issues, no mobile internet for navigation and tourist info as roaming punitively expensive, and taxis. Apart from the taxi called by our hotel, they consistently played a sleight of hand trick note-swapping trick, very practiced, that left us seriously out of pocket. The alarm signal is that instead of dropping you at the proper destination they have an excuse to stop at a busy intersection instead, where a noisy queue of drivers behind will fluster you into a rushed transaction. It's a pity as I'd like to visit again and can't think how I'd get about. Uber us now banned in Turkey due to pressure from cab drivers association.
zagubov wrote: »
Anyhoo, if I was visiting Turkey, I'd be tempted to see Georgia. Belgrade's an other place I've travelled through but not stopped in.
RHemmings wrote: »
There are huge numbers of trip reports online, on youtube, etc. By people who have actually been there.
Less than a month until I'm there in person. I'll report back.
koalakoala wrote: »
I would go with Pompey Pete's suggestions for somewhere different
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