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

Dishes dressed fit for a sultan

Posted on 14 January 2016

First Impressions: Walking along this restaurant and Hotel strip, the usual street appointed waiters try to coax you into their establishment with annoying persistence. As you approach Constantine’s Ark you are greeted with the smiling waiters who remain inside the restaurant seemingly un-phased whether you enter or not but secretly hoping, with an air of… Read more »

Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Posted on 13 December 2015

Review and photos by Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Istanbul means coming to a city of almost 15 million people; those who live here permanently and those who visit this historical metropolis as tourists. Who would imagine, you could find a place almost like your mother’s house in such a metropolis? Cozy, relaxed, informal, warm hearted… Read more »

Fish, innovative restaurant in Bebek

Posted on 11 August 2011

If you want to check out fresh fish with an innovative twist, restaurant Fish is the place to be. Located directly next to the poshy bar LUCA it finds itself in the heart of the vibrant and trendy district of Bebek on the European side of Istanbul. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor… Read more »