It is easy to miss the German Fountain in Istanbul, take it for any other Ottoman fountain, yet another historical building relatively insignificant amongst many surrounding majestic buildings. Yet on close inspection one notices something is amiss. For example you notice the German inscriptions instead of ones in the Arabic alphabet. Even when you know it is a gift from …

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Those who venture into Altıyol district in Kadıköy may be surprised to see a bronze bull standing in the middle of a junction. The district itself takes the name from the junction (literally: 6-ways) which used to be a very busy junction before the Bahariye direction was pedestrianized. To the unquestioning eye it may look like a beautiful yet insignificant …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2014 by in , , | Leave a comment

I have always regretted the fact that I came to know Besiktas years later, after I was done studying. Had I known Besiktas better, would my life have been much easier for sure. Still, I hope to think I made the best of it. So, here is my advice to you, if you are to visit Istanbul, have a fixed …

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This article will probably be one of the many, about the one and only, “Ciya Sofrasi” in Kadiköy, Istanbul. This place is so magical, for locals and tourists, it will be a pity if not mentioned in this page. What makes Ciya special, is not the food alone. The mission they carry, to be a taste ambassador in their own …

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An Istanbul GuideDo you want to visit Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture 2010 and are looking for tips? Are you interested in living, studying, or working Istanbul? Or just interested in Turkish culture? Either way, we hope you will get the most out of our online guide here.There are many things to do on a longer trip to Istanbul. Here are …

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