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The Turkish national dish is undoubtedly the kebap. Kebap refers to a variety of meat dishes, consisting of grilled or broiled meats (usually lamb or beef) on a skewer or stick. The word kabab is ultimately from Arabic and originally meant fried meat, not grilled meat. Only in the Turkish period, did kebap gain its […]

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In June 2008 the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry in cooperation with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) introduced the Museum Card (Müzekart) of Turkey. The holder of such a card (TL 20) has unlimited access to over 300 museums and ancient sites or ruins spread all over Turkey. Why the Introduction of the […]

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Istanbul is a huge city, consisting of no less than 27 districts. Each of these districts contain several towns – among which famous ones like Sultanahmet and Taksim. Luckily, finding your way around town as a tourist is not that difficult as long as you keep the big picture in mind. I therefore divided the […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite cafés and pubs in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following cafés and pubs (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: Bodrum Cafe & Restaurant Pierre Loti Café (Piyer Loti Kahvesi) Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite cafés and pubs in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following cafés and pubs (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: 5.Kat (Beşinci Kat) James Joyce Irish Pub Leb-i Derya Midpoint Café & Restaurant Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite restaurants in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following restaurants (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: Nevizade Restaurant Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the restaurant. With the arrows on the top left-hand side […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite restaurants in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following restaurants (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: Hamdi Meat Restaurant Mozaik Restaurant Rumeli Café & Restaurant Sultanahmet Köftecisi Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions just beyond Istanbul’s city center are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: The Princes’ Islands Ağva Şile Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the sightseeing spot. With the arrows on the top […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: Dolmabahçe Palace Flower Passage Galata Tower Tunnel Taksim Square Istiklal Street Nevizade Street Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: Topkapi Palace Harem Haghia Sophia Blue Mosque Süleymaniye Mosque Archaeology Museums Haghia Eirene Basilica Cistern Hippodrome Grand Bazaar Egyptian or Spice Bazaar Just click on the corresponding icon […]

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