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 11 September 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 »

Quality fish feast @ Balıkçı Lokantası

Posted on 8 September 2014

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In the backstreets of Kadıköy, lies an unassuming fish restaurant called Balıkçı Lokantası. Opposite the Sok Supermarket in Teyyareci Sami Sokak, a street parallel to the Kabataş/Kadıköy Iskele (Ferry Terminal) and with an amazing mural just one hundred metres to the left on the same side as the restaurant, you will find this place. We… Read more »

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 »

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