Best time to visit Istanbul and weather secrets

Best time to visit Istanbul

Istanbul has an everlasting appeal that owes a lot to its rich history. The city was previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople. It is a centre point of several ancient empires. The numerous architectural wonders remain of these ancient empires, still, stand tall in the core of the city. The different events and festivals happening throughout the year also make

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Turkish Customs and Etiquette

Turkish culture

Turkey (formally the Republic of Turkey) is a vast country located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Its geographical location between these continents has caused Turkish society to be influenced by the East and the West-from Eastern and Eastern Europe to Central Asia and the Caucasus. As a result, the culture blends traditional and modern customs, as well as

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Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı): shopping and history at one place

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest markets in the world. Located in old historical district of Istanbul — Beyazit, Kapalıçarşı was one of the most important places and mechanism in Ottoman Empire. It was a considerable part of economy and daily life in Ottoman times. The construction of Kapalıçarşı started in 1455-56 as a bedesten which was named as

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Turkish bath (Hamam) in Istanbul: best hammams and what to expect

Istanbul hammams

Although modern Turks do most of their bathing at home, the public hammam remains a major part of the Turkish culture. A Turkish bath (hammam) is a place for cleansing, relaxation and rejuvenation. The benefits of the Turkish bath are immediately visible, as you step out of a hammam your skin will glow with life, the bags around your eyes

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Spring in Istanbul and Istanbul Tulip Festival 2020: don’t miss!

Istanbul travel

Istanbul during Spring is the perfect place to take walks through. This warm, vibrant metropolis amazes with its beauty and the unique, exotic Turkish culture. If you are visiting Istanbul in Spring, take your time to walk along the streets and enjoy the fresh breeze in one of the local parks and gardens. The quiet atmosphere of Gülhane and colourful

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Where to stay in Istanbul for tourist: best places in 2020

Best places to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul is a huge metropolis, stretching across both sides of the world — Europe and Asia with some districts completely unlike the others and sometimes the attractions are very far apart. Therefore when choosing where to stay at, you should always think about how to waste less money and spare time. Choosing a non-touristic location or one far away from

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