Category Archives: Recreations

How to blend in local life in Istanbul

We all have preferences and priorities in life, business, outfit, cars and etc. When it comes to making our choices in holiday destinations and our understanding of a “vacation”, it’s not much different. While some people prefer a much “touristic” approach, such as picking holiday packages and staying in hotels, some others take it more “traveller’s” way. They rather stay

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Galata neighbourhood in 2 minutes

Video audio, in printed form: Hello, today I’m going to tell you a little about the Galata neighborhood. This is the famous Galata Tower which was built in 1348. It is located next to Galipdede  street where you find lots of music stores and souvenir shops. Right at the top of this street you can see the Galata Mevlevihanesi where

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Beaches in and around Istanbul

Here’s yet another question I’ve been asked by our guests especially when summer’s approaching. “Where are the best places/beaches for swimming in Istanbul?”… So I will try to make it as simple and informative as possible. The very first thing here to say is, sadly, although Istanbul is surrounded by seas (the Marmara and the Black Sea) all around, it

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