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

Shopping for antiques in Çukucuma

Posted on 23 November 2014

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 A very authentic neighborhood to shop for antiques is Çukucuma. Old furniture and other outdated stuff from elderly people who leave their houses in the neighboring districts of Cihangir and Beyoğlu is here to be found. A quiet hood with lots of conservative and pious migrants from villages and little towns of Anatolia. According to… Read more »

Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

Posted on 17 November 2014

Small Armenian church in the heart of Kadiköy

Visit Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. Start from Eminönü by ferry boat. Kadıköy is the oldest part of Istanbul, settled in 676 b.C. by Greeks as Chalcedon. Byzantion, on the European side was settled by other Greeks nine years later. The oldest part of the city but certainly not an old fashioned or… Read more »

Listen to the Bosporus

Posted on 14 November 2014

Ortaköy mosque and bridge over the Bosporus. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

What makes Istanbul Istanbul is not the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque, but the Bosporus. This fascinating city wouldn’t be the famous city it is without the Bosporus. The strait connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmaris. And it divides the city between Europe and Asia. The waterway is 32 km long,… Read more »

Taxi’s in Istanbul: do’s & don’ts

Posted on 12 November 2014

Ttaxi in Istanbul. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Here are my do’s and don’ts when using taxi’s in Istanbul. Based on my own experiences and those of tourists who send me their experiences on my site. I have met a lot of nice, helpful and friendly taxi drivers in Istanbul. But there are also cabbies in this city who want to make some… Read more »

Looking for a job in Istanbul?

Posted on 6 November 2014

Are you looking for a job in Istanbul? Check out these websites. Lots of information. www.Kariyer.net www.secretcv.com www.yenibiris.com www.monster.com.tr http://www.melihguney.com/turkiyenin-en-populer-kariyer-platformlari.html www.overseasjobs.com  

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