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Galata Street Food – Follow Your Nose For Kokoreç

We’re staying in the Galata area of Beyoğlu again so we’re pondering a classic Turkish street food, kokoreç… Istanbul is as much about eating as it is about wandering and sightseeing. Well, at least it is for us, anyway. And, as we’re writing this post from the city right now, we’ve already had the discussion …

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Where To Stay In Istanbul – We Know Where We Want To Be

Our last post was all about us getting to know the Galata neighbourhood a bit better, and, for this particular blog post, we’re still in Galata…but we’re being a bit nosey. In Istanbul, all the sights and sounds of the city are right here, right now, in your face, when you’re walking around. The call …

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Galata: Glad To Get To Know You

Galata: As a tourist in Istanbul it’s that place where you go to once you’ve exhausted the magnificent sights of Sultanahmet; Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Topkapı Palace. Should you fancy a stroll up the hill towards Beyazıt, the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşısı) and Süleymaniye Camii are always worth a bit …

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Pasha Place Apartment – Living In Istanbul On A City Break

Over a few posts in the next couple of weeks, we want to take you on a little tour of a particular corner of Istanbul; Galata… Galata is an area we’ve always liked, but it’s a neighbourhood that we’ve really come to love over the last few days, purely because we’ve got to know it …

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Istanbul Street Food: Late Night Kokoreç And Midye Tava

Back in April we flew to Rome from Turkey. And, as we were flying from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, it meant we got to spend a night in our favourite city, Istanbul. It all coincided with a meet-up with some other bloggers…which meant going out for drinks…which of course meant ending the evening with a late …

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Exploring Çukurcuma – Istanbul’s Woodcraft Centre

In Istanbul, tucked away in the back streets of Beyoğlu is the old area known as Çukurcuma. There’s always an area of any city that becomes the place to see, to be seen and to know about. While we were living in the UK in Manchester, this area was the Northern Quarter. And, during the …

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Istanbul – Çiçek Pasajı (A Surprise Bargain)

Ever heard, or even said, the phrases, ‘It’s full of tourists. I don’t go there. It’ll be too expensive.’ Well, if you skip these places, you could well be missing out, as we found out when we went to Istanbul in October. This is a photo of the famous Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passageway) along Istiklal …

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