Istanbul is one of my favourite cities in the world, I chose to celebrate my 30th birthday there in 2013, and last year I was fortunate enough to take my mum there to see how awesome a city is. Then, out of nowhere, I was invited to attend the World Tourism Forum run by Blogger Casting where I got to meet some awesome other bloggers and a great time was had by all!
At the conference, we got to meet a lot of start-up people, new apps etc, and it was cool to hear about ‘Unlock Turkey’, an app which helps people travel across Turkey. Although if I’m being completely honest, it was the 300 minutes of free wifi they promise when you sign up that really got my to download it!
UNLOCK TURKEY: You’re mobile companion in Turkey
I love start-ups, and I love people who create new products, especially within the travel sphere. So basically the ‘Unlock Turkey’ app is an app which helps you travel around Turkey, it gives you all the key info (visas, currency exchanges etc), but also gives you cheap offers for tours and dinners at some of the countries hottest spots, pretty cool.
Like I mentioned above though, it also gives you 300 minutes of free wifi, with log-in details, at certain spots throughout the country, so that alone had me signed up. Also, every time you use a Garanti Atm, they give you 100 additional minutes – pretty sweet.
The app is free, completely free, from the app store so if you’re heading to Turkey, give it a download, discover some awesome special routes, discounts and local events. Personally, I absolutely love Turkey, and Istanbul in particular, I definitely plan to go back this year, and I’ll be using up all those 300 minutes from Unlock Turkey again!