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Couchsurfing in Turkey???

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1. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 7y

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Anyone ever tried couchsurfing or hitchhiking in Turkey???

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

I couchsurfed in Istanbul and it was definitely the best way to get to know the city and its locals.
Totally loved it! Not sure about the smaller cities, but Istanbul has a large and great CS community.
Hitchhiking I wouldn't advice for safety reasons.

3. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 7y

Thanks steff ... was planning to try CS in turkey ... so thought i would ask travel helpers...

4. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

Hitchhiking in Turkey? No problem at all!
Last year, I did it a couple of times in East-Turkey, and the people are so friendly and hospitable you don't have to wait a long time before somebody picks you up.

5. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 7y

Thanks Yvekes,

i hear communication is a bit tricky, as not many people speak english ... what about that?

RoLa

6. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

About the communication, it's true. I only met a couple of people who were able to produce some words to form a sentence...
On the other hand, I also met men who spoke German and even Dutch, these were former immigrants...