Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers

A few years ago I wouldn’t believe you, but cheese can take you to paradise. I have discovered a yummy kaymak a few weeks ago (A Kaymak Made in Heaven) in the Galata district. When I was younger I didn’t like cheese at all. Then I started with the basics and now I love someContinue reading “Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers”

Week #14: Swing in a Village

Kadıköy, especially Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood is full of surprises. One can find many interesting cafes, restaurants and bars. I wrote about one of the most popular breakfast destination in the area before (check Week #6). This time I have visited another place, called Village. On a cold day, it can accommodate just a few people, asContinue reading “Week #14: Swing in a Village”

Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar

Sultanahmet, Eminönü and Sirkeci areas are usually considered to be touristy areas, hence more expensive. But sometimes you need to give this area a second chance and explore it. New places are opening every year and some might surprise you in a positive way. After all the Instagram stories I have seen, I have decidedContinue reading “Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar”

Week #9: Something different, something more

Another breakfast, again in Teşvikiye, what kind of difference are you talking about, Spelayla??!!! Well, I am talking about self-service all you can eat breakfast. That is something different, right? And not only that, there is one more plus – less waste. Turkish breakfast can be just too big sometimes and there is a lotContinue reading “Week #9: Something different, something more”

Week #8: Wake up – Breakfast – Siesta – Dinner?

What is your perfect weekend plan? Mine would be something like waking up (not too early), going out for a good breakfast (in a good company), then wandering around Istanbul and taking some rest … and before you know, it’s time for a dinner and in a blink of an eye, Sunday is over. ThisContinue reading “Week #8: Wake up – Breakfast – Siesta – Dinner?”

Week #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy

My next #breakfast destination is hidden between iş hans (office blocks) and bazaars in Karaköy. It’s not located where the most fashionable coffee shops in Tophane/Karaköy area are, but it’s on the other side of Karaköy, close to the Arab camii and just behind the Tünel entrance.   You might find some poetry hidden on yourContinue reading “Week #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy”

52 (Turkish) Breakfast Ideas

New year, new me breakfast! Who doesn’t like this very Turkish tradition of having a late breakfast on the weekend? Even better if in a bigger group of people, when your table is full of breakfast delights? I am definitely one of the biggest Turkish breakfast lovers, so here is my goal for 2018: discover aContinue reading “52 (Turkish) Breakfast Ideas”

Where to: Turkish Breakfast 💗

Is there a person who doesn’t like a typical Turkish breakfast? I’ve never met anyone like that, quite the opposite, it’s the favourite ritual of many foreigners. But the question is: where shall we eat? I’ve been Turkish breakfasting quite a lot in the past month (yeah, my wallet probably hates the kahvaltı, but myContinue reading “Where to: Turkish Breakfast 💗”

Bursa – zibelka Osmanske države

Bursa leži na severozahodu Turčije, nekaj kilometrov od obale Marmarskega morja. Danes je znana predvsem po posebnem kebabu – Iskender kebabu, termalnem turizmu, smučarskemu središču in bogati zgodovini.  Iskender kebab Iz Istanbula se je v Burso najlažje odpravit kar z ladjo oz. t.i. morskim avtobusom. Iz pristanišča v Kabataşu (BUDO) in v Yenikapiju (IDO) dnevnoContinue reading “Bursa – zibelka Osmanske države”

ÇAY

Turški čaj *Turkish tea* Pitje čaja je pomemben del turškega vsakdanjika. Turki  çay (izg. čaj) pijejo večkrat na dan, lahko bi rekli, da dan začnejo in končajo s kozarcem čaja. Čaj pijejo tako na delovnem mestu, kot doma. Čaj je tudi značilni znak turškega gostoljubja, zato ga v turškem domu ne sme zmanjkati nikoli. KerContinue reading “ÇAY”