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Eminönü To Kadıköy – Europe to Asia On An Istanbul Ferry

If you can’t think of any reason why you’d want to head over to the Asian side of Istanbul, the Eminönü to Kadıköy ferry is more than a decent excuse. Over the years, most of our posts about our various jaunts have covered our exploits around the European shores of Istanbul. Asian Side But, Istanbul …

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Istanbul – Eminönü’s Alternative Souvenirs

Souvenir shopping; it’s never been something that tops our agenda while exploring new places. In fact, it doesn’t even make our agenda, most of the time – but Istanbul is different. Istanbul has the power to tempt even the most reluctant of shoppers (that’ll be us) to part with even just a little of their …

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Turkish Coffee – Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi

The Turks are very proud of their coffee and describe Turkish coffee as their gift to the world. Ask anyone in Turkey what the most famous brand of Turkish coffee is and, without hesitation, the reply will be Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi. These days, under the ownership of Mehmet Efendi’s grandchildren, Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi is an …

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