The question is not if we are going to rent a car, but where?
We aren't spending any time in Istanbul other than simply to crash the first night in the hotel and rest back up. From there we are headed east along the Black Sea and then eventually south to the Mediterranean coast.
Our first stay will be in Duzce.
I've heard all about Istanbul's crazy traffic. As someone who has never been to Istanbul, but also has never had trouble driving in LA, New York, or even Mexico City should I just go ahead and rent my car in Istanbul or wait till we get to Duzce?
If we wait till Duzce before renting, what are the pros and cons between taking a bus or a train to get there?