Articles Tagged ‘Istanbul’

6 Mega-Markets Worth Getting Lost In

6 Mega-Markets Worth Getting Lost In April 13, 2012 | Featured | Read More
In need of some retail therapy? These commercial centers are sure to satisfy any material craving while still giving the most bang for your buck. Across the globe, street markets are an incredible resource for purchasing goods from small, independent suppliers that make up the world’s most interesting...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Travel Like a Local: Beer in Copenhagen, Shepard Fairey in NYC, Hiking in Lake Tahoe

Travel Like a Local: Beer in Copenhagen, Shepard Fairey in NYC, Hiking in Lake Tahoe May 7, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
We’re one week down in May, and our Local Experts are out and about! Local Expert Julie in the Florida Keys “The Florida Keys are not within the projected impact area in official near-term forecast models.” – Latest Advisory from the Florida Keys and the Gulf Oil Spill Local...

Travel Like a Local: From London to the OC, featuring Woody Allen, Kangaroos, and Martinis

Travel Like a Local: From London to the OC, featuring Woody Allen, Kangaroos, and Martinis March 26, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
Another week, another seven days of insight from our merry band of Local Experts from all over the world! This week, we explore river-riding, old-world architecture, and martinis, while remaining aware of your pocketbook and your carbon footprint. Onwards, to Local Flavor! Erin, our Local Expert in London,...

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC February 1, 2010 | Around the World, Food Lovers, Romantic | Read More
OpenTable recently released their list of the top romantic restaurants around the world as voted by diners.  While I don’t necessarily disagree with them, I thought we would turn to the fantastic NileGuide team to see where they’d like to take their sweetheart for some Valentine’s dining –...

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World December 8, 2009 | Around the World, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It’s pretty much a fact that at some point every little kid spent his or her days “choo choooo-ing” around the house with a tiny wooden train and giggling at the ever-hilarious word “caboose”. Even if you’ve outgrown your striped hat and overalls, you still have...

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities October 19, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
Want to feel like a local, no matter where you travel? Get the inside scoop from our team of local experts on what to avoid and what to do in 10 of the world’s best vacation spots, from Boulder to Barcelona. 1. Istanbul:

Top 5 Food Blogs for Delicious Traveling

Top 5 Food Blogs for Delicious Traveling September 23, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
While in a foreign land who can resist the lure of a spicy aroma wafting from a restaurant? The beauty of exotic fruits ripening in the sun on the roadside? Or, if you live dangerously, the excitement of indiscriminate meat-products roasting for hours on end next to an open fire? Coupled with the...

Photo Friday: Foreign Flavors

Photo Friday: Foreign Flavors January 30, 2009 | Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 2/2: The photo was taken at the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul. The Spice Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in the city and the second largest covered marketplace after the Grand Bazaar. The range of spices, seasoning, nuts and candy span the rainbow...