Istanbul in the Times of Corona

I am writing these lines during the total lockdown – the longest so far. During the past two weekends lockdown in 31 cities across Turkey lasted 48 hours, right now, however, we are in the midst of 96 hours long lockdown. The reason for the longer lockdown is the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, aContinue reading “Istanbul in the Times of Corona”

Looking Back to 2019: Events That Surprised Istanbulites

We tought it would never happen, but here it is: The New Airport We knew that they were building it. We knew that they planned to build the biggest of them all. But we also kind of hope that they would cancel the project. There were many rumors about it (good and bad), but whatContinue reading “Looking Back to 2019: Events That Surprised Istanbulites”

10 tips for your holidays in Istanbul

Travel around the city by boat Since I live in Istanbul, Turkey, many friends and travellers ask me many questions before their visit. Here are some of the most useful tips I can give to you: Before arrival, check if you need visa for Turkey. Some citizens do need it and most of you canContinue reading “10 tips for your holidays in Istanbul”

Istanbul low budget #2: Sightseeing for free

In the previos blog post about low budget Istanbul, I shared with you some advices which, I hope, will help you to save some money while travelling. (you can read it here) In this blog post, I would like to share with you some of the top free (or almost free) Istanbul’s attractions. Sultanahmet squareContinue reading “Istanbul low budget #2: Sightseeing for free”

Istanbul Low Budget

Istanbul is a huge city which offers many different activities, like sightseeing, shopping, eating out, parties, different tours, etc. This also means, that you can spend a lot of money, especially if you are foreigner or yabanci (yabangee). So here is a little guide how to save some money and still enjoy your visit inContinue reading “Istanbul Low Budget”

Istanbul leta 1967 * Istanbul in 1967

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/qKI9kWTuEhs&source=uds Istanbul se je v petdesetih letih zelo spremenil, pa vendar, nekatere stvari so ostale enake. Ribičev ob Bosporju in Zlatem rogu je še vedno veliko, prav tako si še vedno lahko privoščite okusen ribji sendvič (balik ekmek). Številni delavci in prodajalci še vedno prenašajo tovor na hrbtu. Na ulicah so še vedno številni ulični prodajalci, velikoContinue reading “Istanbul leta 1967 * Istanbul in 1967”

Sprehod ob Bosporju: Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Arnavutköy, Bebek, Rumeli Hisarı

Stroll along the Bosphorus: Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Arnavutköy, Bebek, Rumeli Hisarı Bosporska ožina – Bosphorus Strait (panoramio.com) Hagia Sofia, Modra mošeja in Taksim so zagotovo najbolj znane in turistično najbolj obiskane točke v Istanbulu. O njih sem v tem blogu pisala. Bospor in številne ”vasice”, ki ležijo ob njem (tako na evropski kot azijski strani) predstavljajo šeContinue reading “Sprehod ob Bosporju: Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Arnavutköy, Bebek, Rumeli Hisarı”

Glavne znamenitosti: Sultanahmet

Tourist attractions: Sultanahmet Istanbul je ogromno mesto, zato si ga je nemogoče ogledati in dobro spoznati v kratkem času. Po vsej verjetnosti boste po prvem obisku šele ugotovili, zakaj se morate ponovno vrniti in kaj vse si še morate ogledati. Kljub velikosti mesta in veliki gostoti prebivalstva imate srečo, saj se večina znamenitosti nahaja naContinue reading “Glavne znamenitosti: Sultanahmet”

Hoteli in hostli v Istanbulu

Eno izmed najbolj pogostih vprašanj, ki jih dobim je koliko stane nočitev v Istanbulu in v katerem delu mesta se najbolj splača rezervirat hotel? Istanbul je ogromno mesto, zato je lokacija hotela ali hostla zelo pomembna. Če potuješ v Istanbul prvič ali drugič priporočam dve lokaciji: Sultanahmet in Taksim. Sultanahmet Modra mošeja (Sultanahmet) Meni osebnoContinue reading “Hoteli in hostli v Istanbulu”