Knowing how to stay safe when you travel or emigrate is important, regardless of where you travel in the world. If you are looking for Istanbul luxury apartments for sale, either as a full time move, or an investment, then knowing more about the country and the potential hazards to look for can help you to enjoy you time to the fullest and safest.
Istanbul is a lively, fun, friendly and welcoming place. But, like every city on the planet, it is not without its problems. These are generally very minor and involve making the most out of your tourist dollar. Purse snatching and pickpocketing are the main thing to watch out for, especially in crowded areas while looking for apartments for sale in Istanbul. To avoid too much stress from this potentially happening to you, don’t carry vast amounts of money on you and keep you bank cards separate. Not carrying your purse, wallet or phone in your hand or back pocket is also a good idea; this is just an open invitation to nimble fingers. However, remember that you do, by law, need to carry some form of ID with you when outside of apartments in Istanbul. So, keep this safe, and away from prying fingers. If you do have a handbag, then carry this across your shoulders, and ensure you check that it is closed. I you find it open, check the contents straight away. Another sensible thing to carry, particularly when you are first in Istanbul, or Turkey in general, is a card contain your Istanbul property address or hotel details. Show this to your taxi driver to ensure you end up in the right place. Also, make sure you have plenty of change to pay, as the driver is unlikely to have change for your journey to Istanbul apartments for sale, which you will have paid the tourist price for anyway.
As with any city, there are areas that are safer to be in than others, however, a little common sense goes a long way to helping you enjoy your time in Turkey safely. Dark alleys are always best avoided, any taxis used should be from recognised taxi ranks, and if you are out at night, being in a group, with at least one male present, draws less attention to you. If you are travelling to look for, or finalise property for sale in Turkey in an all-female group, then take note that there are still male only tea rooms and bars. And while other establishments may welcome women, you need to take care as the actions of women on their own are watched carefully by groups of male, who may interpret things differently. The main rule here, is no different to anywhere else, don’t go off with people you don’t know very well and don’t accept drinks from strangers. A simple common sense approach that would be applied on a night out anywhere is the best way forward when in Turkey looking for Istanbul luxury apartments for sale.
Turkey is a beautiful, colourful country to live in and visit, and with Istanbul luxury apartments for sale, you may have found you new forever home. As with any move, knowing the area, the people and the culture, goes a long way to increasing your enjoyment and keeping you safe. Finally, make sure to get to know your neighbours once you have settled on a property, it is a decision you won’t regret.