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. 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?
All of these drinks are native to Turkey and/or the Ottoman Empire and they provide an insight into modern Turkish culture.
11.000 years old! - that's 6 more than the Egyptian pyramids.
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.
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.
Trevor Brown wants to guide The Other Tour and sings about it.
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.
Culture tours provide enjoyable experiences through more meaningful connections with local people and istanbul cultural tours have no shortage of options.
The city's been going through a bit of a rough patch lately. Is a comeback even likely?
The Other Tour explores the untraveled Istanbul that many don't get to see.
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.
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 the recent cool ones that we picked for you.
The short film Wrinkles of the City relates the portraits from JR's Istanbul project to the tales of the local elderly, thus reflecting the traces of time on the city's architecture through each character's intimate story.
Here are some images hashtagged #theothertour over the years.
Venture into the unknown
There is a fantastic organization in Istanbul that provides us all with a beautiful mobile app that allows you to discover the street art in this amazing city.
"Jamie and Selda" is a dreamy edit/mashup of Jamie Ward's "Almost There" and Selda's "Katip Arzuhalim Yaz Yare Böyle".