The fantastic local street markets of Istanbul that adds another authentic flavor to this city that really doesn’t need it. Here’s our Top 5 Istanbul Street Markets. Created by The Other Tour.
Located at the mouth of the Bosphorus and enclosed by seawater on three sides, Istanbul is, geographically speaking, a city…
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.
As the many ethnicities of the Ottoman Empire left and settled in other parts of the world, the one word that they had in common was “yoğurt”. From this word the modern, English version “yogurt” came to life. It is the one Turkish word to make it into the English language.
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.
When you’re not in the mood for an extended sit-down, but you still desire some awesome flavor and fulfilling eats…
There are a lot of cities and regions in the world today that you can refer to as ‘a culture that has been influenced both by the West and the East’ but Istanbul is THE location where the West and the East came together and gave birth to something UNIQUE.
It is about more than seeing, visiting, picture-taking and observing; it is about doing. Don’t just watch the movie, be the movie (or at least be in it).
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.