Pierre Loti Hill

Pierre Loti Hill

Pierre Loti Hill Pierre Loti Hill in Istanbul is  not very familiar by of the people outside of Turkey. However, in our opinion this place should be on your list. Like Camlica Hill on the Asian side, this Pierre Loti is also a Hill with breathtaking views over Haliç and...
Sade Kahve

Sade Kahve

Sade Kahve Sade Kahve, which means Only Coffee in Turkish, is a charming little cafe in Istanbul along the Bosphorus waterfront road, at Rumeli Hisari in the Sariyer district. Although it is often very busy on Saturday and Sunday, Sade Kahve is a great cafe for brunch to celebrate the...
Sensus Wine Bar

Sensus Wine Bar

Sensus Wine Bar Sensus Wine Bar & Cheese Boutique (or as the Turkish would say “Sensus Peynir ve Sarap Butigi”) is a cosy wine bar hidden in a small side street next to the Galata tower. In the historical Galata neighbourhood, Sensus might be one of the best places in town...
Kartalkaya Ski Resort

Kartalkaya Ski Resort

Kartalkaya Kartalkaya ski and snowboard resort is just a 4 hour drive from Istanbul and so definitely worth a weekend or day trip. Not a very adventurous area for experienced skiers but if you enjoy being on the slopes for a day or two this is a great city escape....
Assk Cafe

Assk Cafe

Assk Cafe (Aşşk Kahve) Assk Cafe or Aşşk Kahve in Turkish, which literally means Love cafe, is one of our favourite breakfast and bruch places in Istanbul. ”To See & be seen” is probably the most suitable description for this fabulous hidden restaurant. With a terrace on the Bosphorus waterfront, a trendy crowd and...
Çengelköy villa Bosphorus

Çengelköy villa Bosphorus

Çengelköy Villa Bosphorus Villa Bosphorus is located on the Asian side of Istanbul with a spectacular view of the Bosphorus bridge. They offer a delicious seafood menu and a wide assortment of quality wines. Probably best during summer nights when you can sit outside and gradually see the lights of the Bosphorus bridge go on...
Upscale Shopping in Istanbul (Nışantaşı)

Upscale Shopping in Istanbul (Nışantaşı)

Upscale Shopping in Istanbul - Nışantaşı Spending money on clothes or fashion items in Istanbul is absolutely no problem. You can either choose from of the many shopping malls in Istanbul or go to one of the main shopping streets. In one of our other posts we have shared our experiences...
Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus cruise A Bosphorus cruise offers some of the most spectacular views of Istanbul. During the Bosphorus tour you will have best views on both the Asian and European side of Istanbul, several Ottoman palaces (including Dolmabahçe Palace), the two famous bridges connecting the continents and many beautiful waterfront villas....
Residence Permit in Turkey

Residence Permit in Turkey

Residence Permit in Turkey Getting a residence permit in Turkey can be quite a time consuming task. If you live in Istanbul, you first have to make an appointment with the “Istanbul Yabancılar Şube Müdürlüğü” which basically is the “foreign department of the Police”. There are many blogs on the internet describing how...
Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia (or Ayasofia) is one of the most valued and visited touristic attractions in Istanbul tourism. Hagia Sophia is located in the Fatih district where most of the Istanbul touristic attractions are. The uniqueness of this building is because of its history. The Hagia Sophia, which means...
The House Cafe

The House Cafe

The House Cafe The House Cafe is a chain and you find them all over Istanbul. However, The House Cafe Ortaköy is a special one since it is located right below the Bosporus bridge and next to the water. This place is truly a joy. Especially when the sun is shining since...
Çamlıca Tepesi (Hill)

Çamlıca Tepesi (Hill)

Çamlıca Tepesi (Hill) Do you want to see how big Istanbul really is? From Camlica Hill (Çamlıca Tepesi) in Üsküdar you will be given the opportunity to have a good look at the Bosphorus bridge as well as Fatih Sultan Memhet Bridge. The viewpoint is especially great since it is the highest...
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Hospitals in Istanbul

Hospitals in Istanbul

Hospitals in Istanbul The healthcare system in Turkey is similar to many countries. All Turkish citizens have social healthcare insurance or they can secure themselves with a private insurance to be able to get help is private hospitals. Within this post, the idea is to share private hospitals only since we absolutely discourage you to get...
The Maiden's Tower

The Maiden’s Tower

The Maiden’s Tower - Kız Kulesi The Maiden’s Tower is an unique place to go to for either breakfast/lunch or dinner. It was originally not a restaurant or open for the public. In 1110, during the Byzantine Empire, the main function of the islet was to create a defense wall. After the conquest of the city by...
Ulus 29

Ulus 29

Ulus 29 Ulus 29 is definitely worth visiting either for dinner or clubbing. In this post we will only focus on the terrace and club part of this beautiful restaurant/nighclub. Ulus 29 is located on the top of a hill in the Ulus district in Istanbul. The club, also known as Club 29, is open on Friday and Saturday...
Leb i derya Istanbul

Leb i derya Istanbul

Leb i derya Istanbul Leb i derya was one of the first rooftop bars and restaurants in Istanbul. 5. Kat (5th floor) was the original restaurant located in a tiny side street of the famous Istiklal Caddesi. The second Lebiderya restaurant was opened a bit further but also in Taksim, on the sixth floor of...
360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul 360 Istanbul has 3 restaurants in Istanbul located in very different areas with different atmosphere and setting. These are 360 Istanbul East located in Kadiköy (Asian side), 360 Istanbul Suada, located in the Bosphorus (yes in the water) and finally 360 Istanbul in Taksim which this post is about. 360 Istanbul restaurant is a...
Big Chefs Tarabya

Big Chefs Tarabya

Big Chefs Tarabya Big Chefs Tarabya restaurant is part of a chain but feels unique because of its Bosphorus waterfront location and stunning terrace. Big Chefs in Tarabya is a bit further away from the city center but the trip along the waterfront is worth it. They offer international food which you can enjoy while sitting...
La Mancha Restaurant

La Mancha Restaurant

La Mancha Restaurant La Mancha Restaurant in Kuruçeşme is a great place to go for tapas while enjoying, yet another, amazing Bosphorus view. La Mancha also offers a rich wine list with more than 100 international and local wines. The restaurant has a mixed cuisine of Spanish, Italian and Moroccan style prepared dishes. So besides the tapas La...
Up Lounge Istanbul

Up Lounge Istanbul

Up Lounge Istanbul Up Lounge is located in Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu and is a great place for some delicious Mediterranean food or to taste a variety of classy cocktails. The Asmalımescit area is, especially during the summer months, always a dynamic and busy neighborhood. So when you are bored here, you can always go to many of the...
Club Reina

Club Reina

Club Reina Club Reina is part of the Su Entertainment Group and is known as the elite entertainment venue where the Rich and/or Beautiful dance the night away under an open sky. A location where businessmen sign agreements worth billions of dollars and where world stars enjoy their meals and the entertainment with a colorful...
Official Holidays Turkey (National Holidays)

Official Holidays Turkey (National Holidays)

Official Holidays Turkey 2014 Like every country, Turkey has it’s own official public holidays. These holidays can basically be grouped into religious and national holidays.  You can find a list of all official holidays in Turkey here below:   Weekday                 . Date             . Holiday...
Upscale shopping Istanbul (Istinye Park)

Upscale shopping Istanbul (Istinye Park)

Upscale shopping in Istanbul – Istinye Park As mentioned in our previous posts, Istanbul is truly a shopping walhalla for shopaholics. With its hugh number of Shopping Malls (AVM’s) and shopping high streets, Istanbul is definitely one of the best cities in the world for shopping. In this post, we will share our experience in Istinye...
Mobile in Turkey

Mobile in Turkey

Mobile in Turkey Have you recently moved to Turkey? Bought a new Turkish SIM card and a new Turkish number? You have been more than 2 weeks in Turkey with your mobile phone and wondering why it does not work anymore? That is because you haven’t paid the tax over your mobile phone in order...