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Ortaköy Kumpir – A Party In A Baked Potato

In this post, we want to talk about a Turkish street food favourite: Ortaköy Kumpir. Kumpir is available in many of Turkey’s towns and cities but there is one little neighbourhood that is oh-so-famous for this slightly peculiar member of the Turkish street food family. First of all, let us set the scene for our …

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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: Küçük Ayasofya Camii – We Rather Liked You!

How many times have we stayed in Sultanahmet in Istanbul? Let us count. How many times have we been to Istanbul? (Picture a hand waving around in the air in an I’ve-lost-count-and-have-better-things-to-do-with-my-time-so-don’t-ask kind of way.) And here we are, just over four years into our blogging life, just about to tell you about our first …

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Finding Calm In Autumnal Istanbul – Gülhane Park, Sultanahmet

Okay, we’re having a mild autumn here in Fethiye, but it’s autumn all the same. And it was exactly the same feeling when we were in Istanbul recently for the Istanbul Marathon. Obviously, it was cooler than the Fethiye temperatures but still warmer than we’ve known it previously (we always seem to end up in …

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Istanbul Marathon – 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 …

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