UNESCO’s World Heritage in Turkey: Göbekli Tepe

Historical places have also attracted me. I find it amazing how we have the opportunity to travel to the past and see how our forebearers lived, what they worshipped, and even what problems they dealt with or what they thought about. One of the most interesting places I have visited so far was Herculaneum andContinue reading “UNESCO’s World Heritage in Turkey: Göbekli Tepe”

Day Trip: Serindere Canyon

Living in Istanbul is full of surprises. This city probably never sleeps and sometimes to follow its rythm can be exhausting. In summer time, many Istanbulites escape to nearby beaches in Kilyos, Şile or to a Princes Islands. By saying many, I actually mean MANY. Beaches, roads and ferries are often very kalabalık on theContinue reading “Day Trip: Serindere Canyon”

Week#23: Croissant & Coffee & More

Karaköy is one of the liveliest, however a bit hidden neighbourhoods. A few years ago, this old port neighbourhood was rather empty, but as days pass by, more and more new bars, restaurants and coffee shops are opening there. It is also one of my favourite breakfast destinations in town. In my #52breakfasts project, IContinue reading “Week#23: Croissant & Coffee & More”

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”

Countdown…..to a Farewell!

All things come to an end. Also staying in Istanbul. My visit here might finish sooner as I expected, but anyways I have a few months left. I’m not saying goodbye quite yet, but I am turning to you with a question: What should one see/experience after living in Istanbul/Turkey for about 4 years?  I’veContinue reading “Countdown…..to a Farewell!”