TOURIST TRAPS IN ISTANBUL: Caught on Camera | Taksim Square, Sultan Ahmet…


Solo travellers should be extra vigilant here You may be trapped, even by a beautiful girl… I am going towards the music This is called Dondurma, a Turkish icecream Yesterday the person from my hostel offered it to me I am enjoying the hospitality of Turkey The Hostel staff also helped me to upload a video by sharing his mobile internet actually the hostel’s internet connection was quite weak Yesterday he offered me Dondurma This costs somewhere between 5 to 20 Liras This is Istiklal street This is one of the happening areas of Istanbul If you are also looking for a place to hang out during the evenings, come here and just enjoy it like me I am going to check the mobile tariffs in this Vodafone store Vodafone is Quite expensive – 6GB for 200 Lira whereas Turkcell was offering 6 GB data for just 120 Liras 120 Lira equals 1300 INR approx This place was suggested by my hotel staff You can enjoy Dondurma and do a lot of activities at this place Take a stroll like me and watch people from around the world on this street They were from Cyprus We chatted on various topics including Bollywood and Aamir Khan They striked the conversation from where are you.. He said something about India He said… We watch Bollywood movies in Cyprus It was a friendly chat session, but now…. I am going to share something very important The staff from my hotel Dongyang shared some Dos and Donts about this city The thing which I am going to say now actually striked in mind after I met these people but this doesn’t mean that I am defaming these 2 tourists If you are a solo traveller… then this is for you You just saw both of them the way they behaved at the end made me suspicious they wanted me to have drinks with them the hostel guys had already informed me about such people they said that such people target solo travellers. most of the time you will meet them at popular place like this Even a beautiful girl may approach you to have a drink with her and if you accept their offer and drink with them you may have to pay a hefty amount for the bill at the end that may be over 2000-3000 Liras So please be careful. I was said to be careful How all this started!! while I was walking they approached me and asked for a cigarette lighter They asked me in Turkish Probably they wanted to check I am a foreigner or local! I said, I am not a Turkish, I dont have a cigarette this way they stroked the conversation we chatted about India and Bollywood and then they just vanished my hotel guys told me earlier that these guys will pretend themselves as a tourist If both of them were genuine people, then I don’t have any bad intentions about them I am just sharing an example to make you people careful So please dont take it otherwise Its better to catch a Funicular to visit Istiklal street or Taksim square as they are located at a height while coming back you can walk down This is what my hotel staff suggested now while coming back I didn’t go back to Taksim Square as I wanted to explore these randon streets A couple was talking in Hindi I turned back to look at them and they also did the same when they heard me speaking in Hindi It feels good. Isnt it! However, in comparison to Bangkok, Malaysia, Singpore etc less Indian tourists visit Istanbul This is the European part of Istanbul I am in this part since I landed here The Asian part of Istanbul is not that happening as the European part is Most of the tourist places are located at ‘Golden Horn’ the same place where I am staying right now where I am staying…! I forgot the name! If you want to experience the ferry ride then I would recommend this ferry You can pay by using your Istanbulkart Just pay 2.5 Lira and reach the other side of Istanbul called Uskudar

100 Replies to “TOURIST TRAPS IN ISTANBUL: Caught on Camera | Taksim Square, Sultan Ahmet…”

  1. Loved the last part of your vlog ……………… the guy was definitely a pimp. , and you should have developed the courage to tell hm this on his face. ……….. but still , making the video of the whole shitty Conversation was very bold . You nailed the pimp …. 🤓👻👻👻👻👻👻

  2. Dont tarnish any country image for your views … i now this scam is fake …. washishington dc wale video me koi police officer video banane ke liye mana nahi kiya phir bhi video ke starting me tumne aisa dikhaya ….

  3. You handled him bravely!
    But better to avoid. I faced a similar fellow in Rome, Italy. I said 'not interested'.

  4. Turkish are fking beggers n thieves talks so innocent way…Beware of him….i know many scammers active on facebook but…still we cant do anything…they daily stealing money of other people and feeding their family.

  5. Every city has its own beauty…. these kind of situations you face any where in the world -in our own country India – foreigners face tough situations too

  6. Varun bhai… Ve are proud of you…
    Uski aisi ki taisi kardi … U are our hero… U thought us how to b Brave… Respect….

  7. The trade Center of Stambul look likes here in Brazil. the presenter looks like Brazilian. Here there are the same. For example: Peruvian Music, Streets Artists, Traps,…

  8. Brother if you have enough time for traveling, pls come and visit Bangladesh 🇧🇩 I will bare your all expenses & also you can stay with me in my house 🏡 you are always welcome, and this is my word, I like your videos, keep traveling & stay safe, love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩 👍.

  9. Why didn't you show bad people in India. You hindu people always hate Muslim that's why you r doing this stupid things. Turkey is great country to visit. Millions people come here. But you are just focusing on negative things. Very sad to watch your video. You are a racist.

  10. Did someone notice that scammer initially ask for lighter for his cigarette but later on while chatting he took his own lighter out and lit the cigarette 😨🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Varun should point out to him , brother u already have lighter then why u ask me?

  11. Hi varun. Do tell one more thing which happened to me on my 3rd day in istanbul.. on my way back from eminonu tram station someone took my cell phone from my trouser pocket. I thought as a major tourist attraction this city must be safe so i was casual while travelling in tram…. There are a lot of such cases being reported now… so guys be careful

  12. file complaint to the turkish government. they will take care of these idiots ruining the countries image. most people there are nice, but some morons here and there appear everywhere.

  13. Hi! I live in Turkey and there are many foreigners living in our country because of the war economy, resulted in Syria and we thank everyone in Turkey…

  14. Bu Adam kendisi sahtekar belesci turist Adam bir bira ismarlayi, dolandirici diye algiliyor, asil dolandirici kendisi

  15. From what I understood you want him to take you pay for the taxi and shout you drinks, who is scamming who? Stop being a tight ass

  16. मुस्कुराइए आप इंडिया से हैं😂

  17. Thanks Varun bhaiya I am making plan for turkey after the video I have got informative updates specially stay away from walking people they came to you and asking you about the cigarette or lather even u manage very well at the end of the video thanks keep sharing more info thanks love and respect from pakistan

  18. but for sure every part of the world exist such kind of people who r getting benefit from other people it doesnt solely in istanbul and in my opinoion it cannot ruin istanbul's name .n i ve been there twice and populance was friendly and open mind .

  19. I love when they say bangladesh very poor, I can't wait to find you in Istanbul is gona be too much headache for you.

  20. Thanks a lot for even defending bangladesh in that predicament, that's the last thing in my mind. Anyways Istanbul is a amazing place with wonderful sights and people don't pay no attention to these little rats, unfortunately they are everywhere. P.s apart from london

  21. ye Jo banda ganja mila tha is na mjhay Tea invite ki thi aur tea ma kuch milaya tha but unfortunately not worked aur baad ma side street ma banday bula liye thri fight hui ma ne bhi fight ki than mjhy Pakistani ho isliye chor rahay hnbol k chor diya tha in ka poora gang he
    the without hair guy he mate me also told se is from yprus than invited me for tea and something put in tea but luckily it doesnt affect me after that on side street we had fight i was not stop i also fought with them than they released me but what i noticed they had very organised group also their Police knows these and having involvement

  22. I am from pakistan . The 2 men you met before the bald one approach me and the other one is waiter in cafe. And when we are in cafe. He order a unique drink he said its non alcoholic. And when i am about to finish it he said i came after using washroom. And he not came back. Bald one gone andthat the other person that is waiter he said pay the bill i said how much he said 1200 lera. After to much debate i gave him 200 and quickly out from this place.
    Its its like 5 days before i came back from Istanbul.
    When i see them i am very angry.
    I think i make a good friend. He said i am here for my hair transplant. For 2 days. I am lucky . My hotel owner said you are too much lucky he said if you dont give the money they shot you or kill you

  23. Hi just wanted to say thank you for posting this. I had the exact same situation happen to me this week but lucky I had watched your video before hand.

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