Check out this brief Turkey travel guide and my blog posts at the bottom.
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Turkey travel basics
What currency is used in Turkey?
Turkey uses the Turkish Lira ₺ as their currency (Check out xe.com for the most up-to-date currency conversion–they have a mobile app too!)
What time zone is Turkey in?
The entire country of Turkey, as big as it is and the fact that it spans Europe and Asia, falls within the time zone of GMT +3.
What are Turkey’s visa/passport requirements?
If visiting Turkey simply for tourism purposes, you will be permitted to stay for up to 90 days but you will need to acquire a visa. Acquiring a tourism e-visa for Turkey is quick, easy, and will only cost you about $20–just follow the simple instruction on this page.
Additionally, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey.
What language do they speak in Turkey?
Turkish is the main language spoken in Turkey.
Where to stay in Turkey
When you decide where in Turkey you’ll be visiting, I recommend reading hotel reviews on Tripadvisor, then booking your room through Booking.com (my favorite booking site).