Category Archive: Istanbul

Nov 08

Overnight layover in Istanbul

Even a quick overnight trip to Istanbul can be rewarding. We headed for the familiar stomping grounds of the Spice Market and the Galata Bridge, and neither one disappointed.

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May 10

Interview with Author Ann Marie Mershon on “You must only to love them: Lessons Learned in Turkey”

Author Ann Marie Aershon Guest Blog Today we’re welcoming Guest Blogger Ann Marie Mershon, author of “You must only to love them, Lessons Learned in Turkey”.  In her new book, Ann Marie recounts her trials and joys as she adapted to life in Istanbul. Still smarting from a recent divorce, she decided to focus on a …

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Feb 22

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul

Read about Lisa Morrow’s new book “Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul” and find out how your purchase can help Syrian refugees.

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Dec 02

Excess Luggage at LAX to Luxury in Istanbul

Leaving LAX with excess baggage, and arriving in the lap of luxury at the Elite World Business Hotel in Istanbul for our first night of our new life in Turkey.

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Nov 09

Photo Essay of Istanbul Sights

Istanbul Sights The vivid yellow hue of the zucchini blossoms in my last article, inspired me to create this photo essay.  I was looking through my Istanbul photo collection, and suddenly I started noticing specific colour elements in them. I left those elements in their original colour, and turned everything else to black and white. …

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Oct 22

The Animal Magnetism of Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge has magical magnetic powers. After spending 5 days in Istanbul, I lost count of the number of times we ended up being drawn towards it.

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Jun 21

Istanbul’s Bosphorus and Golden Horn are the life blood of the city

Of all the memories of my recent Istanbul trip, The Bosphorus and Golden Horn will linger the most. These waterways personify the energy of the city.

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May 31

Turyol Bosphorus Tour & Traditional Ferry Service, Istanbul

The Turyol Ferry Service is an alternative to the IDO city ferry service, and runs more of less along the same routes – but their ferries are more modern, and their service, more frequent, as well as faster.

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May 30

IDO Public Bosphorus Tour & Traditional Ferry Service, Istanbul

Şehir Hatlari’s have four different ferry route services operating on the Bosphorus, Istanbul. Find out more details of their Bosphorus Line, Golden Horn Line, Prince’s Island Line and Europe-Asia Conenction Lines.

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May 22

My Fortune Cookie: You will step foot on many foreign lands

Istanbul Travel Guide review and summary. The 4 books I bought before I visited Istanbul for the first time.

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Jan 05

How the world’s cities have fared since the financial crisis hit in 2007

Daily Chart in the November edition of the Economist. The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics surveyed 150 worldwide metropolitan area’s.  The Chart shows that Istanbul has achieved the highest margin for Employment and Income growth for the year. This is the cherry on the cake for the 2010 European Capital of Culture.