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Istanbul
Istanbul
#About the Only City in the World that Spans Over Two Continents

Today, when Istanbul the capital of Turkey, it is still the largest and most important city in the country, and certainly the most interesting. This is a huge, dynamic, vibrant and experiential city that offers tourists a fascinating history, long-standing architecture and delicious food, along with immense cultural wealth and countless places of entertainment. The visit here is an experience for all five senses and is usually a continuous race after all that this city has to offer.

It is a huge city, with tens of millions of residents, offering modern next to the old and grandeur and wealth next to popular simplicity. The rich and volatile history of this city is seen here from every street and corner. Istanbul is full of museums and palaces, as well as mosques, churches and even a few synagogues that survived here.

Many say that Istanbul, like all of Turkey, is like a man who runs to the West, but does so on a train going to the East. Indeed, its geographical location, the encounter between Asia and Europe, makes Istanbul a point of contact, in almost every area, between East and West. But it also rips this city between the worlds and creates constant tension - political, social and cultural - between the dominant Muslim religion here and the secularism inherited by the legendary leader Atatürk of the new Turkey.



#History

Istanbul was founded by Greek settlers in 660 BC, it was on the European side of the Bosphorus and was called Byzantium. According to ancient tradition, the name of the city was named after the founder of Byzantium.

In the year 196 CE the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus besieged the city and destroyed large parts of it. Emperor Constantine (306-337 AD) restored and enlarged it in the 4th century AD and re-inaugurated it in 330 CE as the "New Roma." It became the new capital of the Roman Empire. Later it received his name "Constantinople."

With the division of the Roman Empire, the city became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The location and strength of the Byzantine Empire, its new name, made it a cultural and commercial center and in the 9th century it became the largest city in Europe.

But Crusades, conquests and destruction, weakened the Byzantines and in the 15th century they barely controlled the city and its immediate surroundings. This allowed the Ottoman Turks to occupy Constantinople and turn it into Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire for 500 years. After the defeat in World War I and the fall of the empire, Ataturk, leader of the Turkish Republic, transferred the capital to Ankara.

Still, in the 20th and 21st centuries, Istanbul remained the cultural, economic, commercial and tourist center of Turkey. The city may no longer be a place armies shed blood over, but its size, its vast population, its unique position in space and her history doesn't allow it to be forgotten.



#Geography

Istanbul is the largest city and informal capital of Turkey, but first of all it is the only city in the world that spreads across two continents - Asia and Europe. The highlight of this city is the Bosphorus Strait, which is actually built along both sides. In the straits, or more precisely in this strait, water flows through marble water to the Black Sea, separating Europe from Asia.

This allows Istanbul to enjoy both worlds at once - the progress of the European continent on the one hand, and the tradition and past of the Asian continent on the other.

Want to see the most popular places in town? - Click the tag "Must see in Istanbul".



#When To Visit?

Every season this city offers a different experience.

In terms of weather, it's best to visit Istanbul in spring (April-June) and autumn (September-October). In the summer, the humidity is tiring, warmer, you'll have to wander through masses of tourists, the prices will be higher and you will have to stand in long lines. In the winter you will have a relaxed visit and good prices, but it is cool here, and even cold. Spring is a fair compromise for Istanbul - more pleasant, less crowded than the tourist-bombed summer, and also a little cheaper in lodging.



#Transportation

Flights to Istanbul will land at Ataturk Airport, located 24 kilometers west of the city, and you can reach the city center by metro, light train, or buses leaving the airport at all times.

Tip: Buy an "Akbil" ticket at the airport, a discount for public transportation throughout the entire vacation in Istanbul.

Walking in the Old City is the most convenient way to see the place. The urban buses here are red, and the metro is not in tourist areas, but trips can be combined with buses, taxis or simply walking, and reached cheaply, easily, and quickly.

#Accommodation

Take a hotel in the area of Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. Accommodations are cheap and the area is full of life, with nightlife entertainment and a nice atmosphere day and night. The old city, where many want to sleep, is dead at night and very expensive, and what is not expensive is not so nice.

#Communication

Buy a SIM card in Taksim Square or any cellular store in the city. A 9 GP SIM costs 130 Lira. Don't buy your SIM card at the airport - it is very expensive!

#Savings

Istanbul is very cheap compared to European cities. Still - a significant saving will be generated if you eat from the famous street food (see below). Also worthwhile to eat at "locanta," a kind of popular workers' restaurants aimed primarily at locals. The food will usually be very good, especially with respect to restaurants, not to mention the tourist traps that are often the least tasty and most expensive.

Children travel for free - by bus, ferry and even on the Sightseeing Istanbul bus.

In order to save on public transportation, buy the economical "Akbil" card at the kiosks in the city or in the central stations. This is a pre-paid card that gives discounts. At the end of your stay in Istanbul you will receive back the deposit fee. The ticket is good for buses, ferries and airports.

If you want to go to a Turkish bath - these are significantly cheaper on the Asian side. They are also more authentic and less touristy. A real, cheap Turkish bath is Carsi Hamami, next to the Asian side ferry station. The price is a quarter of that on the west side and you can also enjoy massage scrubbing of your delicate body.


#Food

Turkey has regular restaurants along with other types. Locanta, for example, is a popular workers' restaurant, where the food is homey, tasty, traditional, high quality, cheap and simple. The locantas in Turkey appeal to the residents and not the tourists, so there are almost no tourist traps.

The Meyhane, where alcohol and food lovers go, is a tavern supplier and a Turkish tavern supplier. Most of them eat good and inexpensive.

With culinary offerings from the most varied and rich in the world, With culinary offerings from the world's richest and richest, Istanbul restaurants are also an atomic food hub. Here are some of the most popular dishes in the world. The meal will always start with a Mezeler, which are appetizers, vegetarian appetizers, or Dolma, which are meatless vegetables cooked in olive oil, here and there with seafood.

Turkey has traditionally specialized in restaurant kitchens. There is a distinction between specialization in meat, fish, street food, burekas pastries, or filo pastries. There are the "wines", which serve wine and mazes and small dishes. There are delis that specialize in mini desserts or lukum shops, marzipan and dried fruit sweets and so on.

All this means that not every place will excel in everything and they will be focused on what they are good at. But the Turks understand that tourists expect full service. So you will often see waiters carrying delicacies and food from restaurant to restaurant, to satisfy the diners' desire. A restaurant with an excellent dessert will bring it to its neighbor, a burekas from a nearby street stand, a fish from a restaurant specializing in fish and so on.


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#Recommended Turkish Dishes

Meet the "kofta," the kebab patty." Its brother is the Turkish shawarma, the Döner Kebap, which means "spinning kebab."

The shish-kebab is the grilled steak on the grill and so on. In general, the word kebab is used in Turkish for everything that was cooked on the grill (shish) or baked in the oven.

And, of course, the stuffed ones are the best there are, although the best of the Turkish stuffed ones is an eggplant filled with a wonderful culinary delight, dubbed "Imambayıdı," means "the fainted Imam." They say that this is what happened to the imam who tasted it for the first time ...

The vegetable dishes with meat that are cooked here are also known in the clay pots in the oven and in Turkish they are called Gibecz. These wonderful cooked dishes also include eggplant in various styles, along with delicacies such as muskas, stuffed peppers and onions.

Other local hits are the eggplant, rice and beans dishes, or the stuffed intestinal stew called paça.

It is customary here to sip Ayran's glasses, which is the wonderful yogurt with the sour-sour taste, and there is also a great yogurt soup in the Turkish kitchen that is worth ordering.

At the end of the meal you can order a sutlach, which is baked rice pudding and tastes great. An equally wonderful dessert is Ashura, an amazing delicacy made of wheat, dried fruits and nuts. There is also Ekmek Kadayif - a dessert of bread baked for many hours in sweet syrup and served with Cayamak. But in the desserts there is also Turkish delights in every scent of every color, shape and taste, oriental cakes full of almonds and pistachios, baked baklavas, kanafas, kadaifs and hot halva that can be as wonderful as you can imagine.



#Street food

Turkish burekas, lachmajon (the Turkish meaty pizza), and Simit Turkish pretzel, are the kings of the street here, but not only them.

The street food here includes the burekas, which is considered one of the most popular pastries in Turkey. In its crisp pastry dough, the Turks fill Bulgarian cheese or cheese, eggplant, potatoes, spinach and other fillings. What goes great with burekas is an Iranian or yogurt drink in Turkey that goes with anything.

In Istanbul, the Ballyk Ekemek, the fish in the bun, is also popular. This popular dish is a delicacy that the Turkish people eat as a satisfying mid-meal or as a shopped and self-sustaining meal. These sandwiches are made of fresh, fried fish that is put into a fragrant roll.

Other popular street foods here are Simit, which is a fresh, warm billet with sesame, a lemajun, a kind of Turkish pizza, with minced meat instead of cheese. Also known are the dry sujuk sausages, which hang here in every corner and the Turkish filo, topped by Su Börek, made of Yufka dough leaves and excellent for eating alongside a cup of hot tea.

Sweet lovers will try the delicacy of the Eastern Lokum, with its exotic taste, which also includes almonds, pistachios and coconut.




#Shopping

The city of Istanbul is a kind of shopping paradise. In this area too, it has quite a lot to offer tourists. Markets, malls and streets with luxury stores - it has an endless supply and a fair range of products and goods.

The two most famous shopping sites of this city are the Egyptian market and the big market, also known as the "covered market" or simply the "big bazaar."

Clothing brands can be bought in the streets of Eastclal and Cumhuriyet - the name of the boulevard that continues north, after Taksim Square.

Leather products will be found in the big bazaar, as well as jewelry. The pottery decorated there are colorful and beautiful, but note that they are not suitable for the dishwasher.

The biggest shopping center in Istanbul and one of the largest in Europe is AkMerkez. It is in the Etiler region, northwest of the Republic Bridge on the Bosphorus. This mall is full of excellent shops and a free bus will pick you up from Istiklal Street.

Shopping is really cheap on Ordu cad, which crosses the Old Town. It is located in the Laleli neighborhood, which extends south of Ardo Street to the Grand Bazaar. In this neighborhood you will find hundreds of wholesale shops, with very cheap prices and almost everything you will look for. The selection here includes clothing, household items, decorations, gifts, accessories, food and utensils. The selection here is huge and they say you can find everything in the shops and markets, but at a very cheap price.

Shopping? - Find the best places for shopping - Click on the tag "Shopping in Istanbul".



#Entertainment

Istanbul nightlife center is the Istiklal pedestrian street in the Beyoglu district. It has a variety of restaurants and clubs. There are also alleys with a variety of bars and restaurants where wine is sold alongside side dishes with fish, seafood and vegetables.

Next to Istiklal is also Taksim Square, which is the modern heart of the great city. There are plenty of restaurants and nightclubs in and around it.

In Istanbul you will find tourists as well. The Meyhane is a pleasant place to enjoy, eat and drink alcohol, a certain type of Turksih taverna or Hamara. Here you can mainly drink Raki (Turkish Arak), and eat small plates on the side.

Most of the Meyhane in Istanbul are located in Taksim Square and offer food and drink, Turkish music, and often live performances.




#Istanbul Country Codes

+99



#Electric Outlets
The required type of plug is only Type F.



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Bangkok
Bangkok
#About the City of Bangkok

Locals in Bangkok nickname the city Krungthep, 'City of Angels,' was established in 1782 as the capital of Siam, but King Rama I.

When almost every male man spends a portion of his life as a monk (up to three years of his life), there's no surprise that in Bangkok alone are over 400 monasteries. These holy places operate near luxurious palaces, vibrant and lively markets, water canals that have created interesting life in the city since 1782 and today is the center of the religion, the monarchy and culture.

Bangkok, besides its religious aspects, is also a business capital, the capital of modern Thailand, a city with new malls being built, and low prices. This is a big bustling city, loud and hot, has skyscrapers and massive malls, small alleyways and large streets. This city is active and full of life, a place you can fly down south to the white sand islands and the coconut trees, or fly north to mysterious Thailand.

What to see the hottest places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Bangkok". There is also a lot to do with children - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Bangkok".



#When to Visit?

The recommended season to travel is between November to March, when the temperature is average and comfortable and humidity is relatively low.

Between mid-June to August is the monsoon season, there is high humidity and lots of rain. If you are visiting during this time drink a lot of water, and make sure to have air conditioning. Many times the weather is reasonable, but during this season the weather might make plans difficult.



#Accommodation

Fancy hotels are located closer to Riverside, guesthouses and cheaper hotels are closer to the Skytrain line in Siam Square, and backpackers can find accommodation closer to the Chinese district.

Khao San Road, is in the Banglamphu district, not far away from the palace. This area is the main tourist and backpacker area. There are laundry services, restaurants, souvenir shops and travel agencies.

For less busy areas, go towards west Banglamphu, or the alleyways west Th Chakraphong or Th Phra Sumen towards the river where you can sleep in guesthouses.



#Transportation

For a quick way to get across Bangkok - take a motorcycle taxi. Women wearing a skirt or a dress, sit with both legs on one side.

Don't get confused with the Tuk Tuk, the 3-wheel bike, which costs quadruple the price, and is a classic tourist trap. If you are only going for a joy ride, it's not bad, but it's not a form of transportation, because the drivers will take riders to places to offer then tours, that are not so great.

The unique Bangkok experience is the Skytrain. If you are on a shopping day, this form of transportation is recommended because it connects well between all the malls.

SRT is the Thai national train company, and is very efficient. A ticket in second class is similar to the prices of a private company bus, and since the train has nice views, you can enjoy your ride and relax with the view.

Trains for far destinations from Bangkok leave from the Hualamphong Station. Because of the long ticket lines, and the popularity of a certain line, its best to order tickets in advance at the station or over the phone.

One of the fun attractions outside of Bangkok is pedaling, comfortable and cheap on bicycles. You can hire bicycles in the city and take them by train or bus, at a low price or at no additional cost to the ticket. Just please - ride on the sides of the streets!



#Transportation to the Airport

At the terminal take a taxi from the official stall. Make sure not to pay of 200-300 Baht with the meter. Tolls will also be paid in the end with an additional tip, round the total up. The drive should take about half an hour to an hour, according to traffic.



#Shopping

Bangkok is a heaven for shopping. Teenagers and young people like the MBK mall, Siam Center, Central World, Platinum, Manip Plaza - a whole mall for electronics only. Also, some of these malls have all sorts of entertainment, like Thai wrestling, bowling, movie theaters, and more.

Some buy at the Emporium, and many shops around Khao San Road, Siam Square, and Tokyo Center. There are also the night markets Chatuchak, and the floating market. Malls have big department stores with big discounts.

Shopping tip: in most of the Bangkok malls there are sale at the beginning and end of each month, between 30% and 60% off!

Great recommendations - Click on the tag "Shopping in Bangkok".



#Entertainment

Bangkok boasts in the best dance clubs in East Asia, temples of alcohol and music. Most of them crowded around Sukhumvit Road. Some are: Ministry of Sound (Alley 21), Narcissus (Alley 11), QBar (Alley 23), and Bed Supperclub (Alley 11).

Looking for a Jazz club? - There is the famous Saxophone Pub in the city, and the intimate Brown Sugar, the exclusive Bamboo Bar in the Oriental Mandarin Hotel.

Many more - Click on the tag "Entertainment in Bangkok".



#Food

In Bangkok, not only the most well-known are eaten, like the Pad Thai, Thai wok noodle, or Banana Roti, a Thai banana pancake drenched in sweet milk or chocolate syrup.

The best food will be in stalls around the city. Here you can see octopus tentacle skewers, yams baked in coconut cream, fried and bitter silkworms, fried and glazed grasshoppers and other inventions you've never seen before. Bon appetite!

The Thai kitchen has a lot more to offer, including grilled fish, baked chicken over rice, shrimp with noodles, curry dishes and spicy papaya salads. In the dessert section, it's worth it to try the mango sticky rice.

In food stalls and small restaurants, in "noddle shops," and in the night markets you will find noodle bowls, curry bowls with rice called Rath Cao, should cost about 50 Baht per bowl.

Of course with the great food, stall offer the "big mango," a variety of fresh squeezed juices, alongside delicious shakes.

An unforgettable meal? Find the best and more fun restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Bangkok".



#Tips

It's not typical to leave a tip, even though a tip means gratitude for a service given. Many tourists in recent years leave tips of 10% of the total bill at hotels and restaurants, but tips are not required in taxis.



#Thailand Country Code

+66



#Electric Outlets

The possible plug types are A, B, C, F and O.


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Tokyo
Tokyo
#About the Exciting Capital of Japan

There are not many cities in the world like Tokyo. Tokyo is a futuristic metropolis, a city that stuns its visitors in every possible way. From the fast busy pace of life, to the huge and unimaginable shopping centers, the bustling streets and crossroads, the ultra-modern skyscrapers, the crazy technology and the innovative and liberated attire of many of its young people.

On top of being a busy and industrial city, Tokyo is one of the most modern cities in the world, it is also the enchanting cherry blossom, a variety of fine Japanese food, clean and tidy streets, beautiful gardens, colorful fall in autumn, and ancient and special culture.

Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the more fascinating cities in the Far East. Its status as a financial, commercial and tourism metropolis has made it one of the most important places in the business and cultural worlds. This unique Japanese culture is well present and demonstrates how tradition can be combined with innovation.

The modern side of Tokyo stands out. It is expressed in a skyline of innovative and modern towers, an unparalleled public transportation system, advanced and efficient roads, organized and large shopping and entertainment areas, and more.

A visit to Tokyo will leave you amazed. Sooner rather than later you will surely understand the nickname given to Tokyo - "A Western Tourist's Amusement Park".



#Some Information

Tokyo has 23 districts and another 26 urban areas. It is located on the banks of the Tokyo bay, on the east coast of the island of Honshu, the main island of Japan.

Tokyo alone has over 13 million residents, 35 million people reside in the greater Tokyo area. This makes this metropolis the most populated in the world. Every day, more than 2 million people travel into the city from surrounding towns.



#History

In the past Tokyo was known by the name "Edo", meaning "estuary", for the location of the city at the mouth of the river. In East Asia there is an ancient tradition of including the word capital in Japanese in the name of the capital city, after it became the capital of the empire in 1868, Edo's name was changed to Tokyo. Meaning "the capital of the East". "Tu" in Japanese is East and "Kyo" means the capital.

For a certain time period Tokyo was also called "Tokei", which is a different pronunciation to the Chinese characters for the word "Tokyo". This was during the early Meiji period.


#When to Visit?

The most popular seasons to visit Japan are the spring and the fall. However, this country is beautiful at an season. The summer month of June is considered in Japan to be the "rainy season," and July and August are hot and humid.

It is beautiful to visit Japan during March, April, May, the spring months, mainly because of the sakura, the magnificent cherry blossoms. The blossom happens are a different time every years.

Not less beautiful is the amazing autumn trees, changing to colors of red-orange-yellow - around September, October, November.


#Accommodations

A recommended area to sleep in is around the train station Shinjuku, or Shibuya. Ensure that your accommodation will be walking distance from one of these two stations.

If you picked over areas to stay at in the city, it is recommended to stay near the Yamnote Line.

Besides the usual hotels, Tokyo offers special Japanese hosting.

For adventurers, try a capsule hotel, which offers a cheap line of sleeping cells for a single person. Minimum amount of space but privacy guaranteed.

Home sharing is economical and you will likely meet the local residents, who host travelers in their houses.

Popular and unique option for accommodations in Tokyo are Ryokan - traditional Japanese guest houses with shared showers and toilets at a cheap price. Rooms are simple and clean, with paper partitions separating them. Guests sleep on futon mattresses lying on the floor. There are many such in the city, even in major places.


#Food

The city has over 150,000 restaurants and the largest and most varied fish markets in the world, it is not wonder that food here is a major part of entertainment. Here there is great food at luxury restaurants, and also at street stalls, in popular restaurants, and shops and grocery stores, in well-packed sushi dishes.

At street stalls, the cheapest at all times of the day and always delicious and authentic, there is a distinction between yakitoris stalls, a type of chicken skewers, raman stalls, the legendary soup dish of Japan, and Isakos- popular pubs in every street corner. Around these are quite a few fast and tasty noodle stalls, restaurants with suva noodles, sushi of all levels, and restaurants specializing in tempura, vegetables and seafood fried in a delicate layer of breadcrumbs. Noodles, ramen, suva or udon are the great pleasures of the street.

Next to the popular foods, there are gourmet high quality restaurants, Japanese or Western, some having up to three Michelin stars. They are expensive of course, but as with most restaurants in Tokyo, some offer business meals between 11 am and 4:30 pm.

A must-try experience in Tokyo are restaurants in the "kaiten" style, or a conveyor belt with sushi going around the restaurant. Each plate is color coded to reflect a price, customers take which ever plates as they wish. At the end of the meal the waiter counts and calculates the cost of the bill according to the colors of the plates. A fun and great experience with children!


#Saving

Tokya is not considered a cheap traveling destinations. But even in one of the most expensive cities in the world, they are ways to save.

Staying at capsule hotels is much cheaper than anywhere else, also a traditional Ryokan or a private apartment, like a guest house are good options.

To travel the subway as you wish, buy a discounted daily ticket.

The food stalls on the streets of Tokyo are wonderful. You will not have to eat at a fancy restaurant to enjoy the tastes of the Japanese cuisine. Noodles from the small shops in the alleyways are also delicious.

At any hour, and very cheaply, you can buy a takeaway "Bento" from 24 hours convenience stores. It's a sort of lunch box that's delicious, well made, and cheap.

In the huge food isles of the large department store, you will find food at a good price and quite a few samples and tastings. Between 8 PM - 9 PM, you can buy up to 70% off at the most expensive department stores, including the most expensive delicacies. Head to Takashimaya and Tokyu.

Museum enthusiasts should purchase a Grutt Pass card, which allows free entrance, or a significant discount, at the entrance to all the city's most important museums.

Cheap souvenirs can be found at the "100 Yen Shop" stores around the city.

Kabuki shows for a daytime show can be seen for $ 20, a tenth of the price of the evening shows.

For free sites in the Japanese capital - Click on the tag "Free in Tokyo".


#Public Transportation

The Tokyo subway is clean and tidy. The same is true of the stations and tunnels, where everything is orderly and tasteful. The train itself is very quiet.

For unlimited subway rides in Tokyo, buy a discounted daily ticket. The "Tokunai Pass" offers free travel throughout the day on the JR train lines.

Taxis in Tokyo are very expensive, and at night the price usually reaches high amounts.

The great and advanced Japanese trains are also very expensive. If you plan to leave Tokyo for trips to different parts of Japan, the Japan Rail Pass, which can only be purchased outside Japan, will greatly reduce the price. It will allow unlimited travel on all train lines here, for 7, 14, or 21 days.


#Museums

Tokyo has a crazy variety of museums, most of which are closed on Mondays. The front doors always close half an hour before closing time, and tickets are sold only in cash. Taking photographs is usually forbidden.

For free museums, go to the Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum, the Electric Power Historical Museum, and the Sumo Wrestling Museum.


#Tip

In Japan it is not customary to give tips. The Japanese are usually not comfortable with accepting a tip, and if you leave a tip, know that there is a change the waiters will even be insulted.


#Clubs and Entertainment

The city of Tokyo offers various outing areas like Shibuya, Ginza and Shinjuku. There are bars, restaurants, shops and many areas for Pachinko machines, all of which are also offered in Kabukicho, which also functions as Tokyo's red-light district. In Roppongi you will find a variety of restaurants and night clubs where tourists and foreign residents are mostly go out.

For those looking to dance, it is worth knowing about the "Womb Club," where Brad Pitt performed in the Hollywood movie "Babel".

An overview of all of these will be can be found under the tag "Entertainment in Tokyo".


#Shopping

Cheap Shopping? Sales? - not here. Unlike other Asian countries, Japan is not cheap. But the shopping experience here is real and Tokyo's shopping centers are definitely worth it.

The Japanese are freaks of gadgets and technological toys. The recommended place to purchase electronics and gadgets is at the Akihabara neighborhood, the "Mecca" for electronics. The number of electronics stores here is enormous, some stores have prices that are not bad.

Shopping is also worth doing in the Ginza neighborhood, where there is a huge selection of department stores and shops. Enter Sony's building, where the company exhibits its new products, even one that are not yet released.

Designer shops and modern fashion can be found in the Rajuku area, and in the Aoyama area in the Shibuya district, as well as after shopping attractions.

An excellent market, varied and colorful, is the Amico market in Ueno. The Asakusa area has traditional shops, in the evenings there is also the magical Nakamise Exhibition.

More details - Click on the tag "Shopping in Tokyo" and on the link below.


#Tokyo Country Code
+81


#Electric Outlets
Possible plugs to use are Type A and Type B (see link below with photos).


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Jerusalem
Jerusalem
#About the City the Whole World Looks Up To

Jerusalem is a city of the three religions that believe in one God. In the same city there are mosques, monasteries, temples and synagogues, the ruins of the Jewish temple and many remnants of the history of empires, armies and religions, the kings of Israel and the Bible, through the last path of Jesus Christ until the ascension of the prophet Muhammad.

All believers, members of the monotheistic religions, see Jerusalem as the one place where they must visit and pray at least once in their lives. This is why everyone sees Jerusalem as a symbol of a world city from which Torah will emerge.

The cultural, historical and archeological diversity of Jerusalem is inconceivable. In this city, which was occupied for 3,000 years by kings, conquerors and saints, almost every country or religion in the ancient world, each left its mark on religion, architectural, artistic and even gastronomic. The food in Jerusalem is simply wonderful. There is wonderful food here and a great variety of restaurants.



#Tours

A tour of the last path of Christ? - Click on the tag "Via Dolorosa".

A tour of the Old City, Click on the tag "Old City of Jerusalem".



#Must See Sights

Want to see the most popular places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Jerusalem".



#With Children

A trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Jerusalem".



#Food

Unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Jerusalem".



#Tips

In restaurants in Israel it is customary to leave at least 10% tip, some up about 15% or more.



#Israel Country Code

+972



#Saving

Coffee Shops - Coffee shop chain "Cofix" and "Cofiz" offers coffee, pastries, ice creams and food for 5 NIS. Even in the Jewish Quarter you can find them in the Cardo and the Crusader markets.

Public transportation - buy daily or weekly ticket on the light rail in the city.

Discounts in all kinds of places in the city, you can receive a student card and a pensioner card.



#Transportation

The light rail has "weekly" and "daily" tickets in Jerusalem. If you have a RavKav card, don't forget to tap it during every trip!

Students are entitled to discounts ranging from 30% to 50% off the price of tickets in Jerusalem light rail.



#Picnic

In Sacher Park you can have wonderful picnics, as well as grassy areas near the walls of the Old City, and the rose garden opposite the Knesset.



#Entertainment

If you're looking to dance, the 17 Haoman club in Jerusalem is recommended.



#Electric Outlets

The possible plugs are Type H and Type C.



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אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

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