Looking forward to a romantic escape with your partner? We've compiled a list of the most romantic hotels in Istanbul: for those who like luxury as well as those looking for budget alternatives. Most are right in the city center, yet right by the sea. 'Cos what's Istanbul without the Bosphorus ;)
A teeny tiny space in Teşvikiye, with cheesecakes and cookies and sandwiches in its menu. What makes this place special though is that the delicacies they make and bake are free of trans-fats, gluten, sugar and coloring. And lots of vegan options, too.
Istanbul is a rich and dynamic mix of cultures where food, scenery and fun are essential elements of the day-to-day life. So here's a list - not coming from a tour guide but a fellow Istanbulite who loves to experience the city in all its glory.
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:
Let's face it: layovers are boring. Expensive airport meals, sleeping at a 45 degree angle at the lounge, with your luggage tied to your body... just waiting and waiting. Luckily, these seven airports will provide you with a complimentary city tour - no visa required. So lock up your bags and make the most of your time people!
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:
When you're not a fan of spending all your money on accommodation in a fast-paced city like Istanbul with so much to do, this list will do the job. These are all the coolest, budget hotels well worth your money.
Locals of Kadıköy must have tried the "lahmacun"s at Borsam Taşfırın at least once. They're thin, crispy and oh so tasty. And that's pretty much all they make: lahmacun.
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...
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