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Haydarpaşa Cemetery -Commonwealth History In Istanbul

Did you know Istanbul hosts a Commonwealth War Cemetery? Haydarpaşa Cemetery. 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 …

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Istanbul For A Few Days – That’s Where We’ve Been

Yeah, just as we get going on a bit of a roll with blog posts, we’re off again adding to our little Turkish life adventure tally. And therefore adding to our ever-increasing stories we want to tell on the blog by way of words, photos, social media and videos – however it happens on the …

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Kadıköy Market – Foodie Treats on Istanbul’s Asian Shore

If you are food market enthusiasts like we are, we want to show you a little bit of Kadıköy market. In recent articles, we’ve already had the leisurely sail across the the stretch of water where the Bosphorus meets the Marmara Sea. And we’ve taken in the views from the Eminönü Kadıköy ferry. Now, we’re …

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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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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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Tarhana Soup – The Ultimate In Turkish Recipes?

Many Turks will be amazed that we managed to live in Turkey for over ten years before we had our first ever taste of what is perhaps Turkey’s most well known soup; Tarhana Çorbası. When we did finally make tarhana soup, I put this on my Facebook profile and on Twitter. “Noooo waaay,” was one …

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4th December 2013 – The Day Fethiyespor Wrote A Little Piece Of History

There are some days in your life that you never forget. Yesterday was one of those days – it was a historic day where your body and head doesn’t quite know what to do with itself; it was a combination of complete frustration, happiness, excitement, that head-in-hands-completely-gutted feeling that has no one-word adjective to describe …

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