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

World-renowned jazz artists @ festival

Posted on 30 September 2011

  The 21st edition of the Akbank Jazz Festival in Istanbul kicks off on Thursday October 13. World-renowned jazz artists will be in town for concerts. Plus there will be workshops, panel discussions, competitions, jazz brunches and “Jazz at Campus” concerts.     Some of my favorite musicians for this year’s festival: 80-year old Serbian… Read more »

Babylon, my favorite live music club

Posted on 29 September 2011

Undisputed No. 1 by far is Babylon on my list of the ten best live music and dance clubs in Istanbul. For over ten years Babylon has been a prominent venue for live music because of its excellent programming. Except in Summer, the rest of the year they have several concerts a week. Babylon presents a… Read more »

“Midnight Express” music @ Babylon

Posted on 12 September 2011

My favorite music venue in Istanbul, club Babylon, is opening its new season this month with a promising program of acts from around the globe. Musicians from Mali, Ethiopia, Britain, the U.S. and Turkey. Concerts by controversial and original musicians like Mulatu Astatke, Tinariwen, Fun-Da-Mental, Rainbow Arabia, BaBa ZuLa, and Ilhan Erşahin. Babylon believes in… Read more »

‘Istanbul: the Ultimate Guide’

Posted on 1 August 2011

Every year there seems to be a new guide to Istanbul. As the popularity of the city grows the number of tourists who visit the city for a couple of days as the start of exploring Turkey or just to hop off the cruise liner for a day increases as well. most of them come… Read more »

Walk through trendy Cihangir

Posted on 27 July 2011

This is the district of the old bourgeoisie, built in the 19th century, has an atmosphere that reminds us of Paris. Writers, reporters, artists and foreigners live here who work for diplomatic missions, at schools and foreign companies. An area that overlooks the Bosporus, the old city and the Golden Horn. You will enjoy the boutiques,… Read more »