Things to do in: Istanbul

Things to do in: Istanbul

Tucked between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a reflection of the Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires that once ruled in this part of the world. As a bi-continental city, influence from both Eastern and Western cultures is evident, as this city is distinct in its mixture of sights, sounds, smells...

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The lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia

The lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia

Cap a what now? Kap-ah-dok-yah. It can be a hard one to pronounce, but make every effort to get it right as this enchanting part of the world is one that you will never forget. Turkey’s grand natural wonder of the world, Cappadocia, makes you feel like you have lifted...

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The complete guide to: Istanbul travel

The complete guide to: Istanbul travel

Istanbul houses a vibrant and eclectic culture that draws from both the East and the West. With an abundance of intricate architecture, a beautiful language, fascinating traditions, and amazing food (and coffee… and desserts…), your chances of experiencing culture shock (in a good way!) are pretty likely. Travel is rewarding, but it can also be...

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A Ramadan welcome in Eastern Turkey

A Ramadan welcome in Eastern Turkey

Come in, come in! A young lady called us from her doorstep. I didn’t understand her language, but I could see her hands, pointing towards the gate, furling and unfurling with the international gesture for ‘Come in, join us, you’re welcome here.’ We had been warned not to linger outdoors...

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Photo of the week: Lunch with the Blue Mosque

Photo of the week: Lunch with the Blue Mosque

With spring coming to the Northern Hemisphere (finally!), we love making the most of blue skies to eat outside! Our locals in Istanbul certainly know how to maximize sunshine and amazing views over a Turkish lunch in front of the Sultanahmet, or Blue Mosque on their Istanbul Conquered tour! Doesn’t get...

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Photo of the week: Dusk in Istanbul

Photo of the week: Dusk in Istanbul

Dusk brings its magical glow to the narrow streets of Istanbul. This is our favourite time of day – it’s the best time to capture twinkling lights (hint for October’s Local Mission!) when colours become more vibrant, the streets fill with homeward-bound locals, and of course, it means dinnertime is...

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Photo of the Week: Golden Skies in Istanbul

Photo of the Week: Golden Skies in Istanbul

It’s impossible not to love a gorgeous sunset shot over a city skyline. Which is the exact reason why we are head over heels for this beautiful photo of Istanbul. Not only does this city look perfect as you look out over the rooftops in the foreground, but with the...

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Photo of the week: Soganli Valley in Cappadocia

When Zafer, our local partner in Cappadocia sent this photo through to us, we were totally blown away. We’re pretty sure that you’ll agree with us that this photo is captivating, enthralling, inspiring, and truly awesome. Ever since seeing this photo, we’re a little obsessed with visiting the Soganli Valley...

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