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 25 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 »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 21 August 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 »

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 »

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