The sounds of urban life in Istanbul

Posted on August 5, 2013 – 10:46

August 04

Travel advice, the sounds of urban life in Istanbul

in Itinerari Written by joseph lefties Itineraries

An innovative way to be guided in Istanbul: well away from the "official guides" who always do the usual rounds, without the risk of being involved in grupponi of seemingly unusual itineraries offered by other agencies. What you need: a smartphone, " headphones, comfortable shoes, a curious mind "- so it says on their website - and of course the app Soul. Soul stands for Sounds of Urban Life (sounds of urban life), "a new way of experiencing the world" created by the International Film Factory LLC, with the stated aim to "revolutionize the industry of tourist guides." From Istanbul , since the authors are almost all Turks, the first and only app currently available in English only.

The idea sounds intriguing: to be conducted on a predetermined path and rich in history and interesting ideas, not who fills your head with boring details about the "main things" - or points to get you into shops and restaurants in which it is bound by percentages of purchases and drinks - but the recorded voice of a resident of the city with enjoyment to your liking. The motto is: walk, listen, connect (walking, listen, log in).

READ ALSO: Itinerary n ° 1 - Along the walls of Constantinople

READ ALSO: Itinerary n ° 2 - From Kadıköy in Fashion

There are 5 routes, but unfortunately confined to the most bars of the city: the imperial palace of Topkapi, the Galata district, the historical peninsula of Sultanahmet, the district bazaar, Taksim Square, and I obviously would have added that along the walls of Theodosius , or the one from Kadıköy to Fashion: my favorite. The cost is 4.99 each or 19.99 for all five; included: maps, detailed information about places, information on restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping.Ulteriore criticism: lacks interactivity! As a result, I believe that the best solution remains that of the guide in the flesh, but customized: alternative routes (including urban hiking if you want), without grupponi in tow.

VN: F [1.8.7_1070]

Rating: 0.0 / 10 (0 votes)

Related posts:

Tell me about your Istanbul!

The parks of Istanbul, Hidiv Kasrı

On vacation in Turkey, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

'; } } }

Source: www.zingarate.com

Casio Casio Men's AE1000W-1BVCF Silver-Tone and Black Digital Sport Watch
Watch (Casio)
  • Digital Analog hand format, large dial, 10 year battery, 5 alarms
  • World time (48 cities), 1/1000 24 hour stop watch, 1/10 24 hour countdown timer
  • World map time zone display, large buttons for easy operation
  • 248 segment high density LCD
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)

I enjoyed Laos alot

2005-03-04 10:48:03 by wat2dowat2do

I went in 2001. Bought a "package" from a Bangkok travel agent that included visa for crossing Thai Laos border up at Chang Rai, a boat trip down the Mekong for a few days, overnight accomodation at a french owned riverbank hotel, meals and dropped us off at Luang Prabang. The travel agent also included air tickets from Luang Prabang back to BKK. Not really an organised package tour, so to speak... wonderful experience, but I would warn against hiking or travelling in the back country or in a small group. Read warnings about land crossings. Stick with an organised tour in a mainstream area.
If you're in the region anyways, tack on a few days in Siam Reap in Cambodia. You can fly in and out of BKK. It was as memorable as Laos for different reasons. (architechure vs the people)

You might also like:

Beg Borrow Steal - Season 9 - Episode 3 THAILAND! bindass
Thailand part 2 Bangkok
ความลับ กรุงเทพ

Top 10 Travel Sites  — MainStreet
Sometimes conditions on the ground change, and things start happening that you just don't want to be a part of, such as the 2010 Bangkok riots or Egypt's 2011 "Arab Spring." Government agencies and other sources post up travel warnings, but these can ..

Tour Around The World - Bangkok, Thailand Travel DVD
DVD ()
  • Around The World
  • Travel DVD
  • Bangkok
  • Thailand Travel
Expat Publications The Bangkok Survivors Handbook: A Guide to Living in Asias City of Angels
Book (Expat Publications)
Hunter Publishing Thailand - Another World (Adventure Guides)
eBooks (Hunter Publishing)
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd Bangkok (Cities of the World)
Book (Littlehampton Book Services Ltd)

Related posts:

  1. LUXE Travel Guides Bangkok
  2. Free Travel Guide to Bangkok
  3. Travel time to Bangkok
  4. Best Travel agency in Bangkok
  5. NS Travel and Tours Bangkok