It’s still possible to find that Christmas feeling in Istanbul. Although Christmas itself is not celebrated by most people in Turkey, Christmas decorations and gifts are associated with new year’s celebrations, making it quite easy to find gifts to treat your friends or family. However, finding alternative sustainable gifts sometimes requires some effort…
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 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.
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.
Change is dwelling through the veins of Istanbul if you look close enough. Although new buildings and structures seem to be invading the city, history still hosts today’s activities. Here we listed 5 unique art spaces in Istanbul which were converted from historical buildings.
If you are coming to Istanbul and if you want to do something else than seeing the touristy attractions, you definitely should check out these tattoo artists. Their work will leave you in awe.
Our first three tattoo artist both work mostly on black and white tattoos. They all have a very detailed and dainty style.
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.
If you are a comic book nerd or even just watched all the Marvel films and hyped about everything that is about nerdy stuff, then look no further. Istanbul does not fall short of supplying the needed dose of nerd in every nook and cranny. Here are five of the stores that you should try and visit.
Sometimes you decide after an intense research and put everything on a schedule, read traveler boards, check traveler blogs, ask friends about suggestions… But wait! This isn’t how it always works, right? We collected our favorite Istanbul Instagram accounts!