Haydarpaşa Cemetery – A Piece Of Commonwealth History In Istanbul

It’s the joy of cities isn’t it? We’d never pretend to be experts on Istanbul but we like to think we have a rough idea of the lay of the land following our numerous visits over the years. But with cities the size of Istanbul, there’s always going to be great little surprises in store. […]

Coupe Lunch Pub, Kadıköy – It’s A Meze Of Beers

Istanbul’s Asian side is not the place that is packed with all the major sights that first or second time visitors flock to the city to see. There are loads of places of interest, of course, in Anatolian Istanbul, but perhaps not places that top your itinerary. However, once you’ve completely fallen in love with […]

Kadıköy Market – Foodie Treats on Istanbul’s Asian Shore

So, we’ve already had the leisurely sail across the the stretch of water where the Bosphorus meets the Marmara Sea and taken in the views from the Eminönü Kadıköy ferry. Now, we’re getting off the ferry to explore a tiny section of the Asian side of Istanbul, Kadıköy – but we want to show you our Kadıköy. […]

Istanbul Maratonu 2013 – The 10 KM Run In Photos. Can We Tempt You?

Maybe it was the fact the sun was shining, we’re not sure, but both of us said this year’s Istanbul Marathon was the most enjoyable yet. Sunday was the third time we’ve taken part, and there was a completely different atmosphere to usual; a bit of a culture change. More people taking part just for […]

Flying To And From Turkey – An Airline Review

“We’ve found cheap flights from Turkey,” we said. “We’re coming to Italy.” “Oh great,” our friend replied. “Who are you flying with?” “Blu-Express. They’re an Italian company.” “Oh, I’ve never heard of them.” Not what you want to hear from an Italian friend. And then, when the time came, we travelled by bus to Istanbul […]

Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Istanbul (Possibly The Best Airport In The World?)

Three weeks back when we were flying to Italy, our flight was leaving from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side of the city. On the rare occasion we’ve flown into Istanbul (we’re fond bus travellers, as you know), we’ve landed at Atatürk Airport on the European side, so our Sabiha Gökçen experience was […]

Istanbul: It’s A Love Thing

Attaining the peaceful, laid back Mediterranean lifestyle we now indulge in has been a long-time dream for both of us. Countryside or seaside, we weren’t fussed either way, just as long as our lives were free from all things hectic. Oh, and just as long as we were in Fethiye, too. But give us a […]

Istanbul: Haydarpaşa Train Station – Photo Story

Haydarpaşa Station, Istanbul – BEFORE the fire A few days ago, I wrote a post about travelling Turkey by train and I included a photo of Sirkeci Train Station on the European side of Istanbul. But, I also wanted to display this photo of Haydarpaşa Train Station on the Asian side; except I couldn’t bring myself […]