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

Enjoy new & unorthodox biography of Beyoglu

Posted on 30 September 2014

For those who are fascinated by the ever changing city of Istanbul, there are always new stories and facts to discover. I’m very happy to read that John Freely, the British historian of Istanbul (known from his book ‘Strolling Through Istanbul’, with Hilary Sumner Boyd), has written a new guide book “Galata, Pera, Beyoglu: A… Read more »

Topkapı, an intriguing Ottoman palace

Posted on 26 September 2014

Main gate of Topkapı Palace. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

The Topkapı Palace is the oldest and also the most Ottoman of all Turkish palaces. It is different from palaces in the rest of Europe. It reminds you of a tent camp of nomads built of stone, as the palace is not a single large structure like Buckingham Palace or Versailles, but a collection of… Read more »

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 »

Creative Turkish cuisine @ Le Méridien

Posted on 4 September 2014

 “The cuisine at La Torre restaurant is not classical but rather, creativity is paramount”, food and beverage manager Tarkan Özdemir told us.  Let’s face it, getting anywhere on a Saturday night can be problematic in Istanbul. However, as long as you have a working knowledge of the transport network you can ‘t go wrong. With an invitation to… Read more »

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