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What is the weather like in Istanbul?

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Temperatures in Istanbul during May are very pleasant with average highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F.

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What is the currency in Turkey?

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The official currency in Turkey is the Turkish lira. $1 equals to ~28.45 Turkish liras (11/06/23 rate).

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What type of food will be served at your wedding?

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Turkish food! We'll be serving hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour followed by a sit-down dinner. There will be an open bar.

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Do I need to tip?

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You don't have to tip in restaurants or cabs in Turkey. Some restaurants do include a 10% service charge in the check. If you're paying cash in a cab, just round up the fare ($21 instead of $20.50).

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Could you suggest places to eat, drink and see while I am in town for your wedding?

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Here is a list of places around Galata https://www.instagram.com/p/Cuwdhi3LdPg/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Restaurants * Sofyalı 9 * Aheste * Asmalı Cavit * Eleos Beyoglu * Fıccın * Cuma * Tershane * Karakoy Lokantasi * Pera Antakya * Antiochia * Ara Kafe * Zubeyir Ocakbasi * Glouton * Mabou * Urban Cafe Bars and Rooftops * Taproomx (Craft Beers) * Simone Istanbul (Rooftop Cocktail Bar) * Beatrice Restaurant (Rooftop Cocktail Bar) * Monkey Istanbul (Rooftop Cocktail Bar) * Sensus (Wine and small bites) * Comedus (Wine and small bites) * Baylo (Cocktails) Pizza and Street Food * Bordel * Tunç Balık * Tamamen Organik Tost * Miss Pizza Coffee & Dessert * Espressolab * Old Java * Ecuador Coffee House * Vitavien * Mandabatmaz * Sakarya Tatlıcısı * Vacilando