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

‘Istanbul surpasses New York in cultural life’

Posted on 7 January 2011

“New York City is the Mecca of culture, there’s so much going on it’s overwhelming, but it’s the same thing here now. Istanbul has actually surpassed NYC in its own way. NYC has one symphony orchestra whereas Istanbul has three – so there’s more of a symphonic life here.” Former opera singer and fashion designer Alexandra Ivanoff knows… Read more »

Istanbul to host gastronomy event

Posted on 7 January 2011

Istanbul will organize the 9th International Gastronomy Festival in Februari. More than 30 countries will attend the event which will take place at the TUYAP Fair & Congress Center in Istanbul. During the festival Turkish cuisine will be introduced to other cuisine cultures while Turkish and foreign cooks will meet and exchange experiences.

Stars for quality in restaurants

Posted on 6 January 2011

Kumkapı, a charming old neighborhood in the tourist heart of Istanbul, always attracts many visitors. A district with cobblestone streets and numerous terraces, where many Armenians and Greeks used to live. In the evenings there are always a lot of tourists who visit the traditional Turkish meyhanes (restaurants). Fish is the main ingredient for dinner… Read more »