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Best BBQs in Istanbul

Best BBQs in Istanbul June 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The BBQ and roast are not as big an issue in Istanbul as they might be in London or D.C. As the summer dawns in, people do start to move outdoors, but it is not so much for the picnics and the BBQ, as it is for the Bosphorus. That said, if you will be in Istanbul on a sunny Sunday and you really are...

Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul

Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul June 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Istanbul is a city located directly by two Seas: the Balck sea and the Marmara sea. And, it is further intersected by the Bosphorus. As such, swimming becomes quite tempting in Istanbul, but you have to find the right place. My parents tell me, that it was much simpler to go swimming in Istanbul in their...

Besiktas Fish Market

Besiktas Fish Market May 27, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I had started writing a new series about the markets of Istanbul. In that article I had already briefly touched upon the Beşiktaş Fish Market. This is a tiny little fish bazaar, in the middle of the commercial Beşiktaş. The fish market of Besiktas is pretty concise, but you can still find fresh...

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way May 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The annual music event, the Rock’n Coke Festival is to take place on 16th and 17th of July, as always at the Hezarfen Airport. This year it will be the 7th time that Rock’N Coke Festival will take place. There will be many famous national and international musicians taking place. The tickets...

Save the Date(s)…

Save the Date(s)… May 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
May is like the most beautiful festival month of the year… There are so many things happening this month. I feel like I have only been blabbing about where you should be going and giving out directions “do this, that and this again”. :) Joke aside, we have been having a busy week for...

Marmara Coast

Marmara Coast May 17, 2011 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Istanbul is at a junction point of the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. The very famous Bosphorus is the canal that locates itself at the connection of both Seas. This unique combo of multiple Seas on all sides of the city create a nice opportunity for the nature lovers: they can enjoy the seaside, whilst...

Up for Van Style Breakfast?

Up for Van Style Breakfast? May 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Van is a city in the eastern side of Turkey, almost next to the Turkish border on the East. It is a beautiful city situated on a plain that extends out from the Lake of Van. The beauty of Van and its surroundings make into many Turkish and international proverbs. It is known as the “Pearl of the...

Final Chance to See the Formula 1 Race in Istanbul

Final Chance to See the Formula 1 Race in Istanbul May 6, 2011 | Events, Five Star, What's New | Read More
Unfortunately, you have not read anything wrong in the headline. Rumor has it that Formula 1 will be saying bye-bye to Istanbul this year. Therefore, if you have not already done so, maybe is a good idea to purchase tickets for this great event this year. The official tickets vendor is Biletix. [Image By...

Exciting Things Are Happening At The Culinary Arts Academy

May 5, 2011 | Events, Five Star, What's New | Read More
Some very exiciting stuff is happening at the Culinary Arts Academy this month. You may recall from earlier months few of the other exciting workshops and seminars that had taken place at the Academy; but somehow the happenings of this month seem to excite me even more… Culinary Arts Academy (MSA...

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul May 3, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food, What's New | Read More
Istanbul’s gastronomic boutique restaurant Mimolett (also one of this author’s favorites), is putting its finger on a fabolous event this week. Mimolett is going to host Michelin Star Chef SoenilBahadoer – the chef owner of famous 1 Michelin Star Restaurant De Lindehof in Netherlands-on...