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

Orient Express nostalgia in Pera Palas

Posted on 4 July 2015

Lobby of Pera Palas Hotel. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

The legendary Pera Palas Hotel is getting more attention again. Not only because the old grandeur is back after undergoing a major renovation and restoration project (2006-2010). Also because of a great book that has just been published Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul, by Charles King. I loved reading it. It is… Read more »

Useful apps in Istanbul

Posted on 2 July 2015

You want to know where the taxi closest to you is, but don’t see one anywhere? Curious where the growing number of street art is? Or you just want to know what Turkish words you should use? Here are several of the most useful apps in Istanbul. http://www.seslisozluk.net/ Dictionary https://bitaksi.com/ For taxis http://www.streetart-istanbul.com/ Street art More about these… Read more »

Tips for women who travel solo to Istanbul

Posted on 29 June 2015

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No Single Woman Traveler Ever Should Feel Lonely in Istanbul Photos: Slawomira Kozieniec Are you a female solo traveler heading to Istanbul? Don’t worry. Istanbul will take care of you like no place else – and that is regardless of how much money you have in your pocket! I traveled alone all my life – except… Read more »

Kumpir: Turkish baked potato

Posted on 24 June 2015

Photos: Slawomira Kozieniec Kumpir is the Turkish name for a baked potato with various fillings. It is one of my favorite fast foods in Istanbul. They are made with big – I mean really big – potatoes that are wrapped with foil and baked in special ovens. The potatoes are cut straight down the middle… Read more »

Yoga and pilates classes in Istanbul

Posted on 21 June 2015

In a busy city like Istanbul where people are stressed in life, in traffic and in the workplace many people could benefit from yoga and meditation. Cihangir Yoga is one of the locations in Istanbul where lessons are given. It is like an oasis of stillness where you breath, move and exercise with a higher… Read more »

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