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

Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

Posted on 18 August 2014

“Whether you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day trip, a honeymoon, or simply looking for love, Istanbul’s exotic mosaic of tastes, sounds and aromas will surely sweep you away.” Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul: 1.)    Take a walk at Akinti Burnu (Arnavutköy) along the Bosporus Straight 2.)    Blend into the local crowd at the Bebek… Read more »

Turkish & Italian cuisine in Tophane

Posted on 17 August 2014

Sitting around the grill at Peymane. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Are you in for something different? When you enter the new Peymane – La Cucina restaurant in the Tophane neighborhood of Istanbul you will be surprised. The restored old Ottoman buildings next to a historical Italian church and the residence of the Consul-General of Italy, actually houses two different restaurants. On the top floor is… Read more »

Creative Turkish Cuisine @ Cozy Cezayir

Posted on 14 August 2014

Front of Cezayir restaurant. Photo: Sally McDonald

After having been ‘taken for a ride’ the previous evening by a taxi driver, it came as a complete delight to be dropped confidently right at the door of the Cezayir restaurant by the driver. It seemed that he had clearly delivered many a patron to this establishment, indicating to me that the evening was… Read more »

Culinary creativity @ Ferahfeza restaurant

Posted on 12 August 2014

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 »

Dining at Marriott Asia: wonderful taste experience

Posted on 11 August 2014

Delicious starters

A trip to the Asian side of Istanbul always brings with it, a sense of adventure and  excitement. Will I find the place I am searching? Will I be able to figure out how to get home after a night out? On this occasion, my destination was the Marriott Asia Hotel to sample the food… Read more »

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