I am a 44 year old American female traveling alone to Istanbul for the first time. I'm not an experi enced world traveler and only speak English. I"m very excited about this trip but want to know if it's relatively safe to walk alone on the streets and if I will encounter enough English speakers to get by?
Also, my hotel is the Marriott on the Asia side, am I going to have trouble getting to and from the "must see" areas? I choose this hotel because I can use my Marriott points to save money...but if it's going to be too much hassle to get to fun areas, then maybe I should change?
Lastly, what is the least expensive way to travel between the IST airport and the SAW airport.
Thanks for any and all responses!