Monthly archive March, 2013
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...
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 in Istinye Park. This post...
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...
Toll in Turkey (HGS & OGS)

Toll in Turkey (HGS & OGS)

Toll in Turkey To be able to drive on the highways in Turkey and Istanbul you need to pay toll. There are basically 2 methods to pay toll in Turkey:                     You can get an HGS at your bank in Turkey or at PTT (Posta Telgraf...
Car rental Istanbul

Car rental Istanbul

Car Rental Istanbul Driving in Istanbul can be quite tricky and stressful. You can find more information about driving in Turkey in this post. In addition, a cab is relatively cheap in Istanbul so unless you are not going out of the city and just trying to get from A to B, we will not...
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. These villas are actually referred...
Driving in Istanbul

Driving in Istanbul

Driving in Istanbul If you are not used to the traffic in Turkey, driving in Istanbul can be quite an experience. First of all, you have to be very careful. Lanes do not mean anything in Istanbul and there are only a few drivers that are actually using their turn signals. So be careful! The...