Author: Dee Lee (CultureMee Founder and CEO)
This Turkish proverb is one for many travellers of the world.
What we can say is you’re more likely than not to have good company when you travel to Istanbul.
Turkish people have a great gusto for life and are very proud of their history and culture.
And what a rich culture they have, one where East meets West both geographically and culturally.
Istanbul is a stunningly beautiful city which reels you in the moment you step foot into this incredible city.
Rule number 1 when coming to Istanbul is to practice your negotiation skills, you will most definitely need them when you visit the Grand Bazaar!
This example goes to the heart of why we started CultureMee, our free app which helps you embrace culture when travelling abroad.
So what is CultureMee?
High level, we help you unlock the local culture, including basic do’s and don’ts, dining etiquette and business culture (useful when negotiating in the Grand Bazaar!).
We also provide lots of handy travel advice for typical traveller frustrations such as visas, vaccinations and plugs.
We recently launched a video platform, which will put you in the driving seat to give your own perspective on culture.
For anyone still hungry for more, we’ve got plenty of fun facts you keep you entertained. Did you know the unibrow is considered a highly attractive feature in women in Tajikistan?
Join us on our journey to help bring culture to the world, one traveller at a time.
To see one of our culture inspiration videos, see:
To see John and I explain our CultureMee app, visit http://culturemee.com/videos/video.html?id=r1ab7fa452cb0fca087175f5b204d5b1.
P.S. Here’s one more of our CultureMee fun facts, did you know that Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has 64 streets, 4,000 shops, 25,000 workers over an incredible space of 333,000 square feet!