Tips from Locals: Top 19 things to do in Istanbul

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.

Ain Sefra | Snow falls in Sahara for the second time...

Imagine a Saharan town of Algeria where the temperatures hit 50°C (122°F). Well it snowed there for the first time after 37 years. Ain Sefron,...

15 wonderfully interesting, weird and cool facts about Istanbul.

No, we do not go to work on camels. And no, that is not a river that seperates Istanbul. Here's a list of all the other questions you may have in mind about this ancient city that you might want explained before you visit.

Paris | Parisians will now be able to plant urban gardens...

Paris is about to get one of the most green-friendly cities in the world: a new law that passed last month now allows Parisians...

Tips from Locals: Top 15 Things to do in Toronto

I've been living in Toronto for almost 20 years. Here's my suggestions for all the best things to do to in Toronto while you're in town.

Istanbul | Spot-on: The making of “lahmacun” by Borsam Tasfirin, Kadıköy

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.

New York City | The top 10 most Instagrammed restaurants of...

Here be the perfect opportunity to take selfies and once you'll see the photos, you'll know why.

Beppu City | Get ready for hot springs and rollercoasters at...

Thermal baths are for relaxing, right? Well not anymore. Thanks to a now viral video, Japan's Beppu City is set for bringing hot springs into an amusement park, appropriately dubbed as the "spamusement park."

Istanbul | Spot-On: The making of focaccia bread at No:70 Bakery.

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.

The 10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts to Discover Istanbul.

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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