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

Bomontiada: live music, food, art, drinks

Posted on 24 July 2018

It was a Friday night and the kick off of the 27th Akbank Jazz Festival in Istanbul. As a group of fresh-out-of-university people we were looking forward to enjoy Ilhan Ersahin’s tunes. (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5aweKNLI0ZyI48q5TmoCxT) They combine electronic music with saxophone and sounds from the Middle East. (I recommend you continue reading with Ilhan Ersahin playing in the… Read more »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 11 January 2015

I visited this restaurant today again and as a lover of good food I want to share with all of you my blog I wrote about this wonderful restaurant in 2012 again. Enjoy! Last Thursday night I was happy to be invited by my friend Rene Ames to Lokanta Maya, one of the most popular… 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 »

Dining at Marriott Asia: wonderful taste experience

Posted on 11 August 2014

A trip to the Asian side of Istanbul always brings with it, a sense of adventure and  excitement. Will I find the place I am searching? Will I be able to figure out how to get home after a night out? On this occasion, my destination was the Marriott Asia Hotel to sample the food… Read more »