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  1. Lucie

    Hi, that’s a very useful post you wrote! When did you travelled there? I’m planning a solo trip and you know, family’s trying to make me renounce because it might be dangerous. I already visited Istanbul with a male friend in 2014 and didn’t feel unsafe at all, even going around alone during day time. I’m in that special moment when feeling in doubt before buying the ticket, any piece of advise might help. Thanks for the infos you already wrote here!

    • Hey babe! I haven’t been in a good few years, but I never felt unsafe when I was in the city. As long as you’re aware of your surroundings and stay alert like you would anywhere else, you should be able to avoid any problems.

    • Cez

      Same! I’m 26, and I still have to ask permission for my first solo travel (which I’d like to experience in Istanbul!) from my parents! Driving me crazy but still looking forward to this trip!

      Thank you for this helpful post, Kiersten! Keep travelling and writing! 🙂

  2. Shubra

    Hi! Which air bnb did you stay in when you stayed in Istanbul.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Shubra! I don’t recall and I’m not sure if it’s even still available, but I’m sure you can find some really cool places!