The Other Tour Istanbul Blog is a place for us to share our thoughts, experiences, recommendations and opinions regarding Istanbul and Turkey. We offer expansive analysis of the city and the country from the perspective of locals. Through our blog we encourage travelers to explore the city for themselves, to go beyond obvious tourist attractions and to experience the culture for what it truly is. We keep our followers up to date on the happenings in Turkey and we provide historical context that paints a more comprehensive picture. Moreover, we use the blog as a means of bringing our uncategorized thoughts on life into the world. When we stumble across something particularly inspiring (either through the internet or simply through our brains) we consider it our obligation to share that with as many people as possible – the Istanbul blog is our primary tool for doing so.