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 unorthodox biography of Beyoglu

Posted on 2 January 2015

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 »

New books on Istanbul

Posted on 23 December 2014

Before you pack your bags and head to Istanbul take some time to read one of these new books on the recent history of Istanbul. You will discover the city with different eyes. Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul’, by Charles King. “This book tells of the unfamiliar interwar period, perhaps… Read more »

Strolling through Istanbul with my book

Posted on 12 December 2014

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be… Read more »

Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

Posted on 11 December 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 »

Exhibition celebrates 600 years of relations between Poland and Turkey

Posted on 11 March 2014

By Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Turkey several years ago I had some ideas about Polish-Turkish relations. My knowledge was based on our Polish education, literature and… some of my friends who went on holiday to the warm country of old Orient. New connections because of the growing economic ties and mixed marriages between Poles and… Read more »