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TURKEY TRIVIA

Some might seem a little over the top, but we have done our homework and they are all correct, arright?! These facts might actually come in very handy as conversation starters if you ever want to chat up some Turkish people....

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee. I'm sure you've heard that word tossed around once or twice. So what makes it different? What makes it special? What makes it, well, Turkish?...

TOP 5 TURKISH DRINKS

All of these drinks are native to Turkey and/or the Ottoman Empire and they provide an insight into modern Turkish culture....

BEST BARS IN ISTANBUL

To have some fun (that's what bars are for) this list is presented by comparing the bars to their celebrity counterpart. I think it will help you understand the sort of place that you're about to step into....

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ISTANBUL

We are revealing our favorite places in Istanbul that are not known by many people. Amazing places in Istanbul that are little known amongst tourists (and even the locals). These spots will make your time in Istanbul even more magical....

BEST PLACES FOR AN ISTANBUL RUN

We understand that some people just can't let go of exercise - even for a few days. Once a runner, always a runner. Or something like that... Here are the best places to run in Istanbul....

Watchtower of Turkey

Arguably the best video that's ever been made about Turkey - maybe the best video that ever will be made. Yes, I hype it up that much. It's very likely that it'...

Istanbul

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. -Gilbert K. Chesterton istanbul's premier culture tour experience the city,...

Berlin

Experience Berlin through her diversity We focus on the lives of 'others'. In such a cosmopolitan city as Berlin, we explore the culture and lifestyle of minor...

New York City

The Other Tour New York, guided by Bülent Karatas, is coming very soon!  ...

ISTANBUL BLOGS: TOP 5 SITES

Both very personal experiences of years spent abroad and locals sharing their Istanbul-lifestyle with the world or creating a blog that answers travelers' questions about Istanbul into the tiniest detail....
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“An Iconoclastic Tour”

The Other Tour is very much a counter tour that avoids the standard tourist sites and the standard approach of herding tourists with the occasional pointing...

Turkish Baths in Istanbul: Top 5

Over the last 5 and half years, enjoying a scrub and massage in Turkish baths has been an integral part of The Other Tour experience. Here are our favorites....

Flickr of Istanbul

There's a nice group on Flickr where people from all around the world add to the pool of photos of Istanbul that I've been following for years. Here are some of...