Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Culinary creativity @ Ferahfeza restaurant

Posted on 20 January 2015

Karaköy was once a prominent place of Armenian and Greek traders, businessmen, restaurants, shops and churches. I see new galleries opening, new restaurants popping up in old restored and renovated buildings, and lots of constructing going on. It is becoming a cool new hood very fast. Restaurant Ferahfeza is the latest example of this ongoing… Read more »

Wine house since 1914: Viktor Levi

Posted on 17 January 2015

When visiting Istanbul you definitely should check out the Asian side of the city as well. Kadıköy is my favourite district. It is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan part of Istanbul, on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. It is the… Read more »

Street art in Istanbul on free app

Posted on 15 January 2015

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 Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec I love good street art. Since I started to live in Istanbul I have seen the street art scene developing very fast. The quality is getting better every year. For all of you who want to discover en enjoy the products of these artists there is now a new app developed by… Read more »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 11 January 2015

Lokanta Maya. Photo: Rene Ames

I visited this restaurant today again and as a lover of good food I want to share with all of you my blog I wrote about this wonderful restaurant in 2012 again. Enjoy! Last Thursday night I was happy to be invited by my friend Rene Ames to Lokanta Maya, one of the most popular… Read more »

Recommended hotels in Istanbul

Posted on 8 January 2015

Here some good hotels in several districts of Istanbul, recommended by tourists who have stayed there. Do you have any others? Good or bad experiences with these hotels? Please share it here on this site! Hotels in touristic Sultanahmet district Celal Sultan Erbil Santa Sophia Hali Ipek Palace Orsep Royal Sumengen Avicenna Hotel Mina Erboy… Read more »

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