How can I find a big pharmacy in Istanbul?

I’m currently staying in Istanbul and need to buy an over-the-counter medicine that is a little rare. I went around a few pharmacies around my hotel, but they’re all relatively small and don’t carry the product that I need. How can I locate a list of big pharmacies that would likely have a lot of choice? Is there a particular keyword that distinguishes small pharmacies from big ones?

Hostigger – Linux + Windows VMware VPS 40% discount on annual plans in Istanbul! Starting at $21.53/yr!

Hostigger is back with another exclusive offer for Low End Box readers, this time on a couple different VMware powered VPS options all with Windows or Linux O/S choices. The underlying servers are Intel Xeon E7’s with SSDs and 10 Gbit uplinks and are located in Istanbul, Turkey. For those reasons this offer is marked both “highcpu” and “exotic location” given its unique nature.  You just can’t beat the price either at 40% off and starting at only $21.53/year for a 2GB VMware powered Windows VPS – wow!

You can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. As always, if you choose to order from them please let us know about your experience in the comments below!

Hostigger has been featured on Low End Box five prior times going back to 2017, so for that reason we consider them a “Resident Host.”

Here’s what they had to say:

“Hostigger is a worldwide high-end service provider in the hands of a High Availability service for over twenty years, turn-key service solution and development experience in the field. What separates us from the competition, superior quality and 100% customer satisfaction of our company strategy. We are committed to providing a first class service and thrive for excellence.”

Here are the offers: 

VMware Plan 1

  • 1 Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 20GB PureSSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1000 Mbit/s Port
  • 1 Usable IP Address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • $21.53/yr
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VMware Plan 2

  • 1 Core CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 30GB PureSSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1000 Mbit/s Port
  • 1 Usable IP Address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • $28.73/yr
  • (ORDER NOW)

VMware Plan 3

  • 1 Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 40GB PureSSD
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1000 Mbit/s Port
  • 1 Usable IP Address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • $35.93/yr
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VMware Plan 4

  • 2 Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 50GB PureSSD
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1000 Mbit/s Port
  • 1 Usable IP Address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • $43.13/yr
  • (ORDER NOW)

VMware Plan 5

  • 2 Core CPU
  • 5GB RAM
  • 50GB PureSSD
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1000 Mbit/s Port
  • 1 Usable IP Address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • $50.33/yr
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Read more to see their node stats and network information.

And remember, leave your comments below.

Network Information:

Istanbul (TR)

Test IPv4: 141.98.117.70

Hardware specifications (Istanbul): (20+ Server)

  • 4x Intel Xeon E7-4860
  • 1 TB RAM
  • 8X 2TB SSD
  • 10Gbps uplink

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!

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I’m Jon Biloh and I own LowEndBox and LowEndTalk. I’ve spent my nearly 20 year career in IT building companies and now I’m excited to focus on building and enhancing the community at LowEndBox and LowEndTalk.

Hostigger – Openstack / KVM in Istanbul! Plans start at $ 11.94 / year! – Low-end box

Hostigger is featured again here to promote its OpenStack KVM plans. There are several sizes to choose from with prices starting at $ 11.94 per year!

You can find their ToS / Legal Documents here. As always, if you choose to order from them, please share your experience with us in the comments below!

Here's what they had to say:

"Hostigger has been a global premium service provider with high availability service for over twenty years, a turnkey service solution and development experience in the field.
What separates us from the competition, superior quality and 100% customer satisfaction from our business strategy. We are committed to providing first class service and striving for excellence. "

Here are the offers:

Openstack Plan Mini

  • 1 Core processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10GB PureSSD
  • 500 GB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 11.94 / year
  • (ORDER NOW)

Openstack 1 plan

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 20 GB SSD storage
  • 2 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 17.94 / year
  • (ORDER NOW)

Openstack 2 plan

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 30 GB SSD storage
  • 3 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 23.94 / year
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Openstack 3 plan

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 40 GB SSD storage
  • 4 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 29.94 / year
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Openstack 4 plan

  • 2 processor cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 40 GB SSD storage
  • 4 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 35.94 / year
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Openstack 5 plan

  • 2 processor cores
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 50 GB SSD storage
  • 10 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 41.94 / year
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Openstack 6 plan

  • 2 processor cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 50 GB SSD storage
  • 10 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 59.94 / year
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Openstack 7 plan

  • 2 processor cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD storage
  • 10 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 89.94 / year
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Openstack 8 plan

  • 3 processor cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD storage
  • 10 TB bandwidth
  • Port 500 Mbit / s
  • 1 usable IP address
  • Istanbul Equinix IL2
  • $ 119.94 / year
  • (ORDER NOW)

Learn more to view statistics for their nodes and network information.

And don't forget, top right to rate this offer!

Network information:

Istanbul (TR)

IPv4 test: 185.219.135.31

Test file: http://lg.ist.hostigger.com/100MB.test

Hardware specifications (Istanbul): (50+ Server)

– 2x Intel Xeon X5670 – X5690

– 129 GB of RAM

– 2X 2TB SSD

– 10 Gbps uplink

Please let us know if you have any questions / comments and enjoy!

US visa Expired transit visa Istanbul

I am an Indian citizen returning to India from the USA with an expired US visa via Istanbul, do I need a transit visa if I am not planning to leave the airport and just want to take my connecting flight to India?

Hi from Istanbul / Turkey

Hi guys. I am new here and I know a lot to learn. I think it will be a good experience for me.

turkey – Lonely Planet in Istanbul

D&R bookstores are located throughout Istanbul, and they generally stock Lonely Planet books in English – at least for books from Istanbul and Turkey.

They also have shops at the airport (airside) which certainly store the English versions, but if you're already in Istanbul, that probably won't help you.

Unfortunately, their website is only in Turkish, but you can still find their nearest store from the locations page, or just use Google Maps and search for "D&R"

Turkish Airlines: can I deposit my luggage more than 3 hours before departure to Istanbul?

I have had a stopover in Istanbul for the past few days. The outbound flight with Turkish Airlines leaves at 2 am and I would like to drop off the luggage not 2 hours before departure, at midnight, but 8 am, say at 6 pm. Meanwhile, I don't want to come to the airport and stay with my luggage before the check-in counter for 6 hours before check-in opens.

With Emirates, I did it in Dubai 20 hours before departure and that was no problem. Anyone have a similar experience with Turkish in Istanbul?

I know the best answer is to call and ask them directly. I did it. Twice and I got different answers. I have a strong feeling that their agents don't know the answer …

Do I need a transit visa to Istanbul or a KSA en route to India?

I have a Dutch visa and will travel from Amsterdam to Dammam (Saudi Arabia) via Istanbul to Bangalore (India). Do I need a transit visa for the trip above?

Do I need a passport / visa to travel within the EU with a change of plane to Istanbul?

I am traveling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of plane in Istanbul, is my ID sufficient to travel or do I need a visa / passport? I've already done an online search and I think it's ok, but I want to make sure I have won. no problem.

Coming from South Africa to Cape Town with Turkish Airlines to Miami via Istanbul, do I need a transit visa?

Coming from South Africa to Cape Town with Turkish Airlines to Miami via Istanbul, do I need a transit visa?