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1. Posted by State (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 10 Jul '10 13:05

State has indicated that this thread is about Turkey

Hello,

I am planning a trip to Turkey (Istanbul) for the month of September. Is Istanbul a safe place for a single lady to travel alone?

Thanks

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 12 Jul '10 01:37

Yeah you will be fine, safer than most Western countries id say. all rules apply, dont walk alone at night, stay in crowds, watch surroundings.

3. Posted by inthemerde (Budding Member, 26 posts) 15 Jul '10 04:58

Yes all rules plus watch what you are wearing.

Istanbul is very diversified in terms of modern - conservative life styles. in conservative areas try to cover your shoulders, no mini skirts, no makeup etc...

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 15 Jul '10 05:28

Also have a look at our Travel Safety article.