Must Have Turkish Keepsakes


Have you ever picked up an object from your collection of keepsakes and remembered a specific journey or place you traveled? Or better yet, have you ever gone on a trip and bought some things for your loved ones to share your stories? These little gifts we buy for each other or souvenirs we buy for ourselves are what make those memories come alive, even years after we have traveled to a place. Everytime you use that mug that says “!Beienvenidos!” or “Willkommen!”, doesn’t it take you back to a conversation you had with someone you had at a foreign destination?

A Local’s Guide to Yeldeğirmeni

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A very genuine and historical part of İstanbul: Yeldeğirmeni. This neighbourhood has been going through a serious identity alteration recently. As the settlement’s history starts from the geological time, it is obvious that there has been a lot of evolution. Today it is still possible to see the vestiges of those times. With the great aggregation of cultures and the recent popularity, the neighbourhood is developing more composite identity.

I Had A Dream Called Legoland


As parents, relatives, or good friends, we occasionally have a duty to entertain little one(s). Usually activities such as cinemas, theaters and museums flash to our minds. They could save the day but what if you are on your vacation, especially if you are in Istanbul. Everything’s unlikely to be in your native language rendering the above activities problematic. But hey, we have good news for you. There is a universal language called LEGOLAND.

Are You Ready To Lose Your Sight?

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Let me introduce you to Dialogue in the Dark, ‘’Karanlıkta Diyalog’’ in Turkish. I visited the exhibition four times, each time a different friend, therefore I finally decided to write about it. As you can guess, our topic will be about blindness. In Turkey, we unfortunately forget the existence of the people without the capability of seeing. Most municipalities don’t adequately build neither pavement nor crosswalks for disabled people. This event will make us to realise their struggles just to walk on the streets.