World's Strangest Airport Attractions

From teeth cleaning to “4-D” movies, fliers are finding unusual ways to make the most of their layovers.

Taste “Chewy” Ice Cream

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Where: Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, International Terminal, roving cart

Details: Turkish ice cream is stickier and chewier than its Western counterpart—it stretches. The secret ingredient is salep, the ground tubers of wild orchids. Available in chocolate or vanilla, sold from a cart and twirled on long-handled paddles, this is a completely authentic Turkish ice cream experience: even the most discerning Turks give it two thumbs up.

For more attractions, check out T+L’s Navigator guides to the world’s top airports.

World's Strangest Airport Attractions

Taste “Chewy” Ice Cream

Where: Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, International Terminal, roving cart

Details: Turkish ice cream is stickier and chewier than its Western counterpart—it stretches. The secret ingredient is salep, the ground tubers of wild orchids. Available in chocolate or vanilla, sold from a cart and twirled on long-handled paddles, this is a completely authentic Turkish ice cream experience: even the most discerning Turks give it two thumbs up.

For more attractions, check out T+L’s Navigator guides to the world’s top airports.

Margot Wolfs
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