9 Useful Turkey Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling To Turkey
Tea is a sign of hospitality
As you head towards the historic neighbourhoods of Istanbul or to smaller towns in Turkey, be prepared to drink several cups of tea every day. The avid tea drinkers that they are, shopkeepers will interrupt your shopping spree by offering tea. When visiting a Turkish household, the host will most likely offer a freshly-brewed cup as well. This is done as a sign of hospitality and friendship and some may get offended if you refuse the drink.