I would like to answer questions related to Istanbul for the visitors. I can help you to plan your limited time to see some highlights and/or 'off the beaten track' sites in Istanbul. I can suggest some restaurants which has great local food but not fancy, I may not be able to answer questions about night life.
I am a professional tour guide since 1997. I lived and worked in different part of Turkey. I've been living in Istanbul since the year 2000.
IRO - Istanbul Tourist Guides Guild
I have graduated as a teacher, and got the licence to guide from Tourism Ministry.
Dear Nilesh, I would suggest a few places out of Istanbul. Ephesus is a famous Roman site. One hour flight, plus one hour driving. Bursa is the first capital of Ottomans. Two and half hour driving
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