There are a few things you absolutely must do when in Istanbul. Visiting the Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar top most people’s lists. These are all located in Sultanahmet, the most touristic region of the city. However, beyond the beaten tourist path, there are many lesser known things to see in the ancient city of Istanbul. The northern neighborhoods (like Sariyer, Emirgan and Bebek) have a lot to offer, and are just a beautiful bus trip along the Bosphorus away from the comfort of Sultanahmet. If you decide to venture away from the old city, here are some places you should go. Read more »
Turkish food is far from an exclusive cuisine. In a land that has been inhabited since the beginning of mankind, geographical borders have been ineffective at confining kitchens. Turkish food shares many characteristics with its neighbors, including the Mediterranean to the west and the Middle East on the eastern border. The spicy, simmering East and the fresh, light West meet in a delicious fusion in Istanbul, a city straddling two continents.
Street food in Istanbul is a vital component of even the shortest trip to Turkey. While the city has its share of high-end restaurants– Read more »
Last weekend, actually Saturday, we had a day trip in Istanbul with Japanese friends who are originally from Kyushu, Japan.
The gang reached expected number of people in front of Kadikoy cityline ferry port. Like last minute scorers, we caught the ferry while the door was being closed. Luckily, found empty seats on 2nd floor and then some of us started to take photos as well as feeding seagulls as customary. Read more »
Let’s join an education abroad fair next weekend!
Istanbul hosts wonderful events, albeit it is hard to catch all of that you feel interested in. Education abroad fairs are being very popular as Turkish students’ demand for studying abroad increases. There are several or more (some are may be missed from my eyes) education abroad fairs which are held in Istanbul annually, twice a year or even more often. Edufairs Education Abroad Fair is an outstanding one among all. Read more »
As you can guess one week is a very limited time for a giant city like istanbul. Thus, this trip plan is a very brief summary of the things which can be done in a short time.
ATTENTION: The feasibility of our vacation plan mostly depends on your staying location choice. We highly recommend that you should choose a habitation close to Sultanahmet area.
1st and 2nd day : Sultanahmet part 1 and part 2
Istanbul played an important role throughout history. For the Ottoman and Byzantine Empire part most of the invaluable architectural jewels are located in Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi sarayi (palace), Basilica Cistern, Obelisk (of theodosius), Read more »