Shopping for a carpet is a quintessential experience in Istanbul and there’s an almost overwhelming abundance of options when it comes to where to buy your perfect souvenir. However, carpet shopping can also be an intimidating experience with very expensive consequences.
After taking this delicious tour through Istanbul you’ll not only feel satisfied, but will have truly experienced Istanbul’s culinary culture like a local.
Since 28 May, spontaneous demonstrations have rocked Istanbul, Ankara and other cities around Turkey. For those traveling to Istanbul soon, here are a few things you’ll need to know about what is currently happening in Turkey,
Sultans may have once ruled Istanbul, but nowadays, the cats are clearly the ones in charge. It’s not just that there are a lot of cats in Istanbul – it’s that they are literally everywhere throughout the city, and they are allowed nearly free reign to do as they please.
With its unique location on the border of Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a city full of contrasts and there are plenty of surprises to be found outside of the main tourist drags. Whether you prefer exploring the sights of Sultanahmet or puffing on a nargile in a Galata café, here’s a rundown of Istanbul’s coolest neighborhoods.
Istanbul is truly one the richest destinations in the world for antique collectors. From the hidden gems of the Grand Bazaar to smoky bookshops in the back streets of Beyoğlu, the choice is almost limitless.