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

Taxis in Istanbul: do’s & don’ts

Posted on 5 November 2018

Here are my do’s and don’ts when using taxis in Istanbul. Based on my own experiences and those of friends and other visitors who send me their experiences on my site. I have met a lot of nice, helpful and friendly taxi drivers in Istanbul. But there are also cabbies in this city who want… Read more »

Useful apps in Istanbul

Posted on 22 October 2018

You want to know where the taxi closest to you is, but don’t see one anywhere? Curious where the growing number of street art is? Or you just want to know what Turkish words you should use? Here are several of the most useful apps in Istanbul. http://www.seslisozluk.net/ Dictionary https://bitaksi.com/ For taxis http://www.streetart-istanbul.com/ Street art More about these… Read more »

Taxi driver license project in Istanbul

Posted on 6 May 2013

Yahya Uğur, chair of the Istanbul Chamber of Cab Drivers, announced that his organization is working on a ‘cab driver license’ project. “Cab drivers did not have to do anything up until last year. Anyone who wanted to become a driver was permitted to drive a cab. For the first time, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality… Read more »