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…
Aka. Nine Lives
Located at the mouth of the Bosphorus and enclosed by seawater on three sides, Istanbul is, geographically speaking, a city…
“This Film was captured during our classtrip to Istanbul. We spend six days in a beautiful small hostel near Taksim,…
The year is 2015 and it’s time for an up-to-date and honest post about your options for accommodation while you’re in Istanbul.
It can be a challenge when it comes to deciding where to hangout in this gigantic city if you are visiting it for the first time. As Istanbul can be a little intimidating with its population of 15 million and hair-raising traffic, one would rather have good referrals in advance before stepping out the door.
Because I live on the European side of Istanbul I will mainly point out the venues in Taksim area. Of course Istanbul’s nightlife does not consist only of Taksim-Beyoglu districts. You’ve got the Bosporus and the Asian side as well. But as a true Istanbulian, the only enjoyment I get out of the Asian part is the view of ‘real’ Istanbul.
Turkey’s second biggest income comes from construction industry which has been booming especially since the 1999 earthquake that reminded Turkish people about the dangers of natural disasters.