Articles Tagged ‘Strolling through’

Strolling Through Sultanahmet Vol.1

Strolling Through Sultanahmet Vol.1 March 15, 2011 | Food, free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A few weeks ago was a rainy day in Istanbul. With a gray sky and a soft rain, there were few options on how to spend the day. One could go to a cinema, luck themselves up at the gym, get a nice back massage and do a spa day or stay in, watch DVD. I would have gone for the massage  and the spa; but a...

Visit Istanbul’s Balat Neighborhood Before It Changes Forever

Visit Istanbul’s Balat Neighborhood Before It Changes Forever February 27, 2011 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Toward the shores of the Golden Horn — a historic estuary dividing Istanbul’s old city and forming a natural harbor — you will find a rare historic neighborhood away from the bustling city life downtown. The neighborhood of Balat derives its name from its former role as a 15th-century...

Things to do ideas for the Bayram -Visitors

Things to do ideas for the Bayram -Visitors November 17, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you will are visiting Istanbul this week, you may have already noticed that it is not a regular week. You may have noticed that the banks are closed, in fact if you were already here yesterday, you would have noticed that many restaurants and shops were also closed -unless you went a mall. That is...

Strolling through Bebek

June 1, 2010 | Food, free, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
I will be recounting exactly what a Turkish friend of mine, yet also a tourist friend of mine, did on last Sunday in Bebek. It was tiring, yet nevertheless very very enjoyable; and is also the only way to enjoy Bebek in my opinion. It might be useful first to explain why and how this friend is both a...

Strolling Through Cihangir

Strolling Through Cihangir May 20, 2010 | free, Things to Do | Read More
From Cihangir to the French Street The haven of antique dealers and art galeries… Cihangir is best described as the poorgeoisie neighborhood of the artsy population: artists, photographers, fashion dealers, boutique owners, architects, actors and actresses… There is an anonymous dresscode,...

Strolling Through Galata

Strolling Through Galata May 20, 2010 | Food, free, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Galata Neighborhood It’s funny how fast this city is changing… Just as I thought I was grasping the gist of the Tunnel district, I found myself face to face with a new challenge. The Kuledibi Mahallesi in Galata, the Neighborhood beneath the Galata Tower in translation, has become an extensive neighborhood...

Strolling Through Istanbul – A new series

Strolling Through Istanbul – A new series May 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Hi Everyone, I’ve started a new series of blog posts called “Strolling Through Istanbul.”  This is going to be a list of neighborhoods and/or districts in Istanbul, where travelers can lose themselves strolling through they city’s streets. Most of these places are lively, both...