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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 3.8    Calmness: 1.8    Helpfulness: 3.4   
Intellectualness: 3.0    Neatness: 1.4    Outgoingness: 4.8   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.10    Calmness: 2.94    Helpfulness: 2.85   
Intellectualness: 2.77    Neatness: 3.39    Outgoingness: 3.50   

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Name: Ayse | Age: 23 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-12-30
Artisticness: 5   Calmness: 1   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Istanbul?
History, culture, natural beauty (especially Bosphorus and Golden Horn area, Oh, end Uskudar)), artistry, historical architecture, never-being-sleepiness, being unpredictable, having lots of secrets to find out, hospitality, being the connection between crossroads, and Asia and Europe,almost everything!

What do you dislike about Istanbul?
Traffic jam. People are extremely aggresive in the traffic, and sometimes at other parts of the business life. Always construction. squatters' houses.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
Cemberlitas, Beyazit (or Bayezit), Eminonu, Sultanahmet, Golden Horn, Bosphorus, Eyup, Bakirkoy (well, it's just close to western part of the European side)

How expensive is it?
Kind of

Is it safe?
Still safe, compared to major cities of the world. Nowadays, just in case, be careful about your purses, backpacks; there are very smart snatchers! When some people get angry, you may not stop them -they'll try to fight, etc. But if you are a foreigner, you'll have tolerance. ;) Backstreets: drug-addicts. You cannot see but there's Turkish mafia.

How is the weather?
Great! You can live 4 seasons in the same month. Istanbul lives the 4 seasons. Usually is like Mediterrianian climate. Mild falls (and romantics). Cold and sometimes snowy winters. Hot and humid summers. Rainy and mild/cold (changes) springs.

Additional thoughts?
I LOVE ISTANBUL. A must see (and live) city.


Name: | Age: 18 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-06-24
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Istanbul? Historical, colorful, eccentric, mysterious, lively, unique.
What do you dislike about Istanbul? crowded
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Taksim, Bebek, Bagdat Avenue
How expensive is it? depends. there's a great range of quality and quantity. challenging to find the best deal.
Is it safe? usually
How is the weather? moderately cold in winter, quite hot in summer. rain is almost always expected except july/august.
Additional thoughts? a city that everyone should see at least once in their lifetimes. one of the most unique cities regarding its people, culture and history.


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