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Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul

Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul June 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the city there are not that many places that are going to make room for you and your beloved furry friend. Even if you manage to get your dog into a hotel in the city, walking around with him and sight-seeing is not going to be that easy. It has always left me bewildered how in foreign country (UK...

Best Wineries and Breweries in Istanbul

Best Wineries and Breweries in Istanbul June 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If the Turkish were to be defined by a type of alcoholic beverage, that would most likely be raki (a.k.a. Greek Ouzo, an arsenic based drink) rather than wine or beer. However, that is not to say that Istanbul lacks in wineries and breweries. Although, there are not as many wineries and breweries as...

Camping in and around Istanbul

Camping in and around Istanbul June 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In a big metropolitan city like Istanbul, you are not very likely to end up camping during your stay. My father’s college friends reminisce the time when they once camped out on their school campus; but that was an extraordinary case. (In fact school camps on campus are always extraordinary cases....

Weekend Getaways in Istanbul

Weekend Getaways in Istanbul April 10, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
As both Easter and summer is approaching, it is time to reminiscence the places where one can get away to whilst they are in Istanbul. You may be a somewhat bored expat, who has been in Istanbul for more than a few months; or a curious visitor, who is willing to challenge the classic conceptual sight-seeing...

Famous TV Series and Istanbul

February 28, 2011 | Five Star, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Recently, I have come upon one of the most interesting articles about Istanbul. The article was partially sent to my mailbox in January and I happened to click on its full version during my routine mailbox clean-up. I have already provided its link up above; but to clarify things up, the article is online...

“Istanbul” selling at Hotiç

“Istanbul” selling at Hotiç February 11, 2011 | Romantic, Travel Tips | Read More
Valentine’s Day is almost -almost!- today. So watch out the details in this writing even more carefully than you would maybe otherwise ;) Hotiç is a popular local brand of fashion selling mostly shoes and bags. For more about the brand you may click here. As a fashion brand, Hotiç is loved by...

Online Shopping is just a click away

Online Shopping is just a click away February 6, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Online Shopping here in Istanbul is not yet a big craze as it might be in the US. Not, all the major brands have an online boutique as well as there offline space. But, it has got huge potential… To the new arrivees to the city from a haven of online opportunities, this article hopes to shed some...

Sophisticated Souvenir Buys

Sophisticated Souvenir Buys December 11, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
A bit ago I have written an article about cheap buys in the city. There is also a number of interesting -not necessarily expensive, but also not cheap- buys in the city. Foremost is the Hookah (or Sheesha, hubbly bubbly or the waterpipe -whichever you name it-)… This is not just an Istanbul thing...

Souvenir buys to take back home from Istanbul

Souvenir buys to take back home from Istanbul November 19, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We have already said once that the holiday button has been pushed… So, if you are in Istanbul nowadays, what better time to buy something back as memoir to loved ones for the numerous number of holidays ahead? I will be focusing on cheap buys mostly; but there will be a number of “niche...

Stuck in Ataturk Airport? A guide to what you could do…

November 11, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
I have recently written about what one could do when stuck in the Sabiha Gokcen airport. There was a good amount of shopping and good steaks in that area… There is a bit more that you can do if you get stuck in the bigger and the more well-known Ataturk Airport. Ataturk Airport is the main airport...
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