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packing tips for turkey

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Modest clothing

Turkey is home to some of the world’s most incredible mosques, so pack full-length clothing (and a headscarf for women) so you can respectfully enjoy these religious sites.

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Swimwear

The magical Pamukkale hot springs are a must see in Turkey, but they’re dense in minerals that may aggravate your swimsuit. Pack something old and soak to your heart’s content.

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Comfortable walking shoes

From the red valley of Cappadocia to the laneways of Istanbul, you’ll be covering a lot of ground when you visit Turkey. A reliable pair of shoes will get you through all of Turkey’s wonders.

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how to travel responsibly in turkey

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Be mindful of your souvenirs

Be careful what you buy in Turkey. Shells and coral should stay in the ocean where they belong, and never buy products made from endangered species.

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Dress appropriately

Turkey is a fairly conservative country, so it's important to dress modestly. It’s best to keep your shoulders, midriff and thighs covered and always wear full-length clothing at religious sites.

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Shop local - and embrace haggling

Haggling is a part of shopping in Turkey, but there’s a right way of going about it. Only begin haggling if you genuinely want to buy something, always offer a fair amount, and don’t feel obliged to buy if you can’t agree on a price.