Have you made your holiday plans yet? Perhaps this time, adventure will take you where the new Star Wars epic "Rogue One" was shot. Wouldn't you like to know?
Rejans Istanbul, the oldest restaurant of the city unfortunately had to be shut down in 2011, due to a conflict with the landlord. Thankfully, the new owners Mike Norman and Sasha Anton Khan who also happen to own the world-famous 360Istanbul, reopened Rejans with a new name: 1924Istanbul. Here's how it looks now:
Sergüzeşt Otel opened last spring in Büyükada (Prinkipo) with all its warmth, coziness and sincerity. It's the perfect escape for those running from the city's hustle bustle.
Beware! The suggestions you'll find on this list won't be given away to you by tour guides. I lived in Budapest for one whole year and here are all my suggestions for those who wish to have a taste of my glocal Budapest.
Last weekend we were in İzmir, "the pearl of Aegean" as they say, with only 3 days to spend. We wanted to make the best of it so we asked our Smyrnian friends about all the best things to do.
The capital of Ethiopia: in the Amharic language, it means "the new flower." This is truly a piece of heaven with its climate and nature. As a resident of 7 years, here are my suggestions for not to miss in Addis Ababa:
Astana: The Central Asian city that is the symbol of determination and achievement. Borne out of nothingness, using its own resources without rejecting its past, Astana has become the pride of the region. Perfect for those willing to work with discipline and make money - but really, really cold in winter!
This city loves coffee almost as much as it loves Turkish tea! Istanbul's first coffee house opened in 1475, so it is only natural that the English word for coffee stems from the Ottoman word "kahveh" and that there are great cafés all around the city. So here's a short-list of all the must-see coffee shops while you're in town:
Istanbul is a city of 17 million people, capitol to more than one empire and filled with thousands of years of history. The more time you have to spare the better you'll understand it's culture and dynamism, but if you're short on time this list of must-see sights should do the trick ;)
Planning a visit to Istanbul anytime soon? Looking for resources to inspire and guide you? We've assembled a list of the most interesting English-speaking accounts so you...