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

Dutch photographer explores Istanbul

Posted on 29 March 2016

Dutch photographer Ahmet Polat opened his new exhibition in Gallery X-ist. He lives now for more than 10 years in the city and this is his second exhibition in which he explores life in the mega city. His first exhibition was in 2007. Born in Roosendaal in the Netherlands in 1978, Polat studied photography at the… Read more »

Enjoy the new-look Karaköy

Posted on 2 January 2016

The old neighborhood of Karaköy, next to the Galata bridge on the northern shore of the Golden Horn, is undergoing a fast gentrification as well, like all the other hoods of historic Istanbul. I love to have breakfast in the Namli deli before I stroll again through the backstreets of this old district, that was… Read more »