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

Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Posted on 19 April 2014

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Review and photos by Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Istanbul means coming to a city of almost 15 million people; those who live here permanently and those who visit this historical metropolis as tourists. Who would imagine, you could find a place almost like your mother’s house in such a metropolis? Cozy, relaxed, informal, warm hearted… Read more »

Şans restaurant, hidden in Levent

Posted on 10 April 2014

I had a lovely dinner with Turkish and expat friends in Şans, a very nice and old restaurant. It is located in a villa tucked away in a residential area of the financial district Levent, a couple of streets away from the Kanyon shopping mall. I liked the quiet atmosphere in this hidden gem and the… Read more »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 16 March 2014

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 »

‘Food Art’ by Chef Rudolf Van Nunen

Posted on 20 January 2014

I was such a pleasure and honour to meet the renowned Dutch chef Rudolf Van Nunen on Friday evening in his Tuti Restaurant at the Mamara Hotel. Invited by Enjoy Istanbul’s Marc Guillet, who appeared at the top of the escalator with impeccable timing (like a scene from a black and white movie), we were… Read more »

Enjoy the new-look Karaköy

Posted on 22 October 2013

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  The old neighborhood of Karaköy, next to the Galata bridge on the northern shore of the Golden Horn, is undergoing a fast gentrification as well, like all the other hoods of historic Istanbul. I love to have breakfast in the Namli deli before I stroll again through the backstreets of this old district, that… Read more »

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