Buyukada (Big Island): One-Day Trip

Places to see in Buyukada

Büyükada is one of the most beautiful and green places near Istanbul. The biggest among Princes’ Islands, it has parks, beaches, hotels, restaurants, walking trackways, bicycle rental and another activities for guests. Here you can enjoy the beauty of nature among green trees with great sea view. Just take small backpack, choose the ferry which will bring you to Buyukada and

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Guide to Turkish Coffee Culture: history, role in society, recipe and best brands

Turkish cofffee

 Turkish coffee isn’t like your normal coffee. There are some aspects of the popular Turkish drink that make it different to the cup of Joe you regularly drink. Despite its differences, Turkish coffee is a beverage you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try on a holiday in Turkey. What makes Turkish coffee different than the coffee you typically drink is

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Galata Bridge in Istanbul

Galata bridge in Istanbul

Istanbul city is full of amazing historical attractions of Ottoman Empire and Byzantine times. At every part of this town there is a chance to find something interesting and amazing. Galata köprüsü or Galata bridge is one of the most recognizable symbols of Istanbul. Galata is an inique bridge which combine car road and pedestrian sidewalk with a lot of

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Aqueduct of Valens in Istanbul (Bozdoğan Su Kemeri)

Aqueduct of Valens Istanbul

The Aqueduct of Valens stands majestically over the hustle and bustle of Atatürk Bulvarı. The traffic below is constant, making the contrast between the historic aqueduct and modern-day Istanbul even more impressive. The Aqueduct of Valens or Bozdoğan Su kemeri on Turkish was built in late 4th century AD as a system to supply Constantinople with water from Belgrad forest.

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Balat and Fener district in Istanbul

Balat district in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Balat and Fener districts are rich in history and are a part of UNESCO’s world heritage site list. Despite being ideal for culture vultures and history buffs, the Balat and Fener districts are often overlooked by tourists. The districts’ neighbourhoods were previously home to Istanbul’s Jewish and Greek Orthodox communities. The area had fallen on hard time with old,

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Sultanahmet, Istanbul: Top things To Do and See

Sultanahmet Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with a large concentration of historical sites for tourists to explore. While having so many sites to see is wonderful for tourists, it can be a drawback. It is possible to miss some of Istanbul’s best locations, such as Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet is Istanbul’s Old Town. You will find some of the city’s legendary attractions including the

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Kadikoy, Istanbul: TOP Things to Do and See 2022

Kadikoy Istanbul

Istanbul is famously split into two parts with the iconic city straddling the European and Asian continents. While both sides of the city feature incredible tourist attractions, it is the Asian half of Istanbul that has risen in popularity in recent years. On the Asian side of the Turkish city, you will find Kadikoy, a large cosmopolitan area that borders

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Istanbul

how to avoid Istanbul tourist's scams

Regardless of where you travel in the world today, you are likely to encounter tourist scams. Tourist scams can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some may be obvious, while others are layered. The ultimate goal is to fleece tourists of their money, possessions, or both. If you are planning a holiday to Istanbul, you shouldn’t be put

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Where to Stay in Istanbul for a First Time Visit?

Where to stay in Istanbul

On a holiday to Istanbul, you are likely to run into one major issue regarding accommodation. That issue typically surrounds which area of the famous city to stay in. Should you book a hotel or Airbnb in European or Asian side of Istanbul? There are a variety of hotel and apartment options in both areas, but the districts provide a

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Gülhane Park: history, photos, location, how to get

Istanbul is famous not only for it’s mosques and churches but also for it’s beautiful parks. There are Gülhane park, Emirgan and Yıldız park, and many others, with a lot of trees and flowers. Gülhane Park is a leafy oasis in the mega-tropolis of Istanbul. It can be difficult to find peace and quiet at times in the city. Istanbul

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