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

Human pack mules of Istanbul

Posted on 20 April 2014

Hamal, a human pack mule in bazaar district. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Whenever you stroll through the district of the Covered Bazaar and the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar you probably will see human pack mules with all sorts of cargo on their backs. Bent over, groaning under their unimaginable huge burdens, they trudge through the streets, up the hills, and even up the stairs in the wholesale… Read more »

Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Posted on 19 April 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 »

Yoga and pilates classes in Istanbul

Posted on 16 April 2014

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. The room where the lessons are given, is like an oasis of stillness where you breath, move and exercise with a a higher lever of intensity. You leave your… Read more »

Shortest ‘metro’ line in the world: Tünel

Posted on 14 April 2014

Underground railway Tunel. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Istanbul was the second city in Europe – after London – that had an underground rapid transit system constructed. When it opened in 1874 it got the name “The Metropolitan Railway of Constantinople From Galata to Pera”. It is an impressive name for the shortest ‘metro line’ in the world: it has only one stop!… Read more »

Hotels with swimming pools

Posted on 12 April 2014

Swimming pool at hotel Sultania

Lots of tourists want to relax in a swimming pool after a busy and tiring day of sight-seeing in Istanbul. So which hotels are equipped with a swimming pool? I found several in the touristic heart of Istanbul, in the district Sultanahmet with the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Hippodrome,… Read more »

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