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

Kadıköy one of the the coolest hoods in the world

Posted on 26 September 2018

Kadıköy, an old, laid-back cosmopolitan and residential neighborhood with curving streets on Istanbul’s Asian shore, has grown enormously in popularity in recent years. It is the cultural heart of the Asian side of Istanbul and definitely the hippest place to stay, eat, drink and hang out. This hood should be on everyone’s travel bucket list right… Read more »

All things pickled in Kadıköy bazaar

Posted on 3 December 2014

Özcan Turşuları is my favorite shop with all things pickled in the neighborhood bazaar of Kadıköy. Look around in this shop and you will be amazed by the huge and colorful collection of pickled vegetables, ranging from gherkins, red beets and white cabbage to garlic, green tomatoes and carrots. Everything here is made using traditional… Read more »

Kadıköy, a ‘foodies’ delight!

Posted on 18 August 2011

As a resident on the European side of Istanbul, the hustle and bustle becomes an integral part of every day life. One needs to escape and feel a sense of space and there is nothing like a relaxing ferry ride across the Bosporus to ease the tension of the working week. Half way through the… Read more »