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

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

  1. That is so cool the way you handled that scammer at the end! I will use that tactic as I'm going to Turkey very soon! Egypt too! Your videos are very well done and most informative! Thank you Varun!

  2. 22:06 bro salute to you for loving us and defend us when he said bangladeshi people are not good and poor only deshi people can understand deshi people. Love from Bangladesh to our true brother country India ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉโค๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ. Thank you varoon

  3. Bro wo log sirf bill nai badhwaty baly kidnap kr k pysy bhi mangty hy ager pass na ho to apny mulk sy mangwa kr do bhi bolty hy

  4. you think its like India….Turkey is far better country and place than India… Please stop spreading this negativity and misguidance….

  5. This is failure of Turkish authorities, scammers like these are ruining their image. Same scam in Thailand too. Why donโ€™t they arrest them?

  6. Never get excited if any imposter starts trapping you in the name of music, dance, alcohol or party and women

  7. 18% of the Cypriots speak Turkish and they live in the occupied area by Turkey. The rest speak Greek and live in the free area. The Turkish republic of Cyprus is only recognized by Turkey and the republic of Cyprus is the only recognized one by the rest of the world and have rights to the whole island but of course Turkey occupies 36% of it. Cyprus is a member of the European union.

  8. haha I am feel so proud and Intelligent as a Bangladeshi ๐Ÿ˜…… and I love your videos I was subscribed you when you came in Bangladesh… please come again and visit cox bazar, ragamati,bandarban…

  9. Im sory for this problem but there is ฤฐstanbul. There living 20.000.000 people nobody is the same. And starting music isn't Turkish music. I waiting all visitors in the Tรผrkiye.

  10. This happens in Beijing too …I got caught on the pretext of offering authentic Chinese tea in a tea house. How I got out is my success story.

  11. Turkeystan??? ok how about indianscam? the guy offered to hang out with you he never said he was gonna pay for you. he offered to pay for the cab but u tried to get him to pay for everything. i think you are the real scammer here.

  12. Guys please come to Tajikistan once you come there you will falling love with our capital Dushanbe check my channel for more information

  13. hahahaha Watched The Video till The end For This scene hahahaha.
    Varun Sir You Failed his intentions. ๐Ÿ˜€
    "I think you're bangladeshi"๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Totally Scam in Taksim Area

    Please do not go to Istanbul, there is cheated with me in the Taksim area. They stole my money from my pocket, I had $ 1000 and surrounded me around. i have to go back my country without money .. its so shameful for Turkey Tourism.

    I will give 0 star ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

  15. 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 …. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป

  16. 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 ….

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. No1 He is not Turkish there are a lot of refugees from irak suria in turkey.The scam is not as bad as the ones in your country compared to turkey so don't try to make your self look good. Get realistic with your background before putting shit on others.

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

  22. 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,…

  23. Brother if you have enough time for traveling, pls come and visit Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ I will bare your all expenses & also you can stay with me in my house ๐Ÿก you are always welcome, and this is my word, I like your videos, keep traveling & stay safe, love from Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‘.

  24. 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.

  25. 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 ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Varun should point out to him , brother u already have lighter then why u ask me?

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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…

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