"Get your shoes polished." Turkey Favorite Tip by cachaseiro

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  Shoeshine guys in Istanbul.
by cachaseiro

Favorite thing: Why not get a clean pair of shoes and at the same time support some of the people with little money.
Shoeshine buisness is still quite big in Turkey and it's very very cheap.
This is a trade that iis taken quite serious and you will see scores of guys with lot´s of equipment and skill sitting by the side of the road polishing shoes.
But stick to the guys who are sitting stationary with proper shoeshine gear.
You have a few young guys walking around the streets with a couple of brushes who only prey on tourists as they do not know how to do a proper job and they are also very overpiced and in reality nothing but a tourists trap.
But the old guys sitting by the side of the road with their little stalls do a very good job and are well worth the money.

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2012
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