Two of our ports on our Med cruise this May are in Turkey: Istanbul & Izmir.
We're trying to decide if we should order some Turkish Lira before leaving, since we've been told you can't exchange US$ or Euros for Liras on the ship (Carnival Freedom). No knowing exactly where we will be able to exchange, we thought MAYBE it would be better to have the necessary cash in Liras before we go....but, how much would we need?
We are taking a private excursion with fellow cruisers in Istanbul, which is to be paid in cash, so we know that amount...but if we want to do a little shopping in the Grand Bazaar, we don't know the approximate cost of things. And how about drinks, food or snacks?
Has anyone been to Turkey...that can share a little inside info on what things cost there?