Category: Turkey

Vefa Bozacisi

We had a long break introducing you places of Istanbul. And we are back with Vefa Bozacisi, producer and seller of a local drink, Boza. Let`s first explain what Boza is. There are conflicts...

Abant Lake

Christmas postcard comes from Abant Lake, Bolu, Turkey this year which is exactly at the middle of Istanbul and Ankara. Abant is a natural tectonic lake on the top of the mountains. It has...

The House in Dikmen, Ankara

My mother was always taking me and my sister to this magic house in Dikmen. It was the house where I learnt `the family` should come together. I was such a small kid that...

My New Holiday Destination : Erdek

I have been shortly in Erdek before, but it seems that from now on I will spend part of my life there. This summer, it was my first big fat holiday in Erdek so...

i was BURN in Sivas

I haven`t posted anything about the city I was born in and Sivas it is. The city has an important place in Turkey`s socio-political background. You all have birth stories and mine takes place...

Gezi Park Resistance

It has been more than a week now Gezi Park Resistance (GPR) is still hot and will be, hopefully. You have read tens of articles and saw hundreds of photos most probably and I...

Tell me a ferrytale of Bandirma

I would never expect that this town would keep such an important place in my life, but well it is now. Bandirma is one of those towns which takes more attention than the city...

istanbul, ferry and seagulls

Are you one of those who solicitously look for uniqueness in any cities visited ? Otherwise how would it feel rather than just beautiful ? Istanbul is this one you are looking for, then....

Aegean Smyrna Mermaid : Izmir

There is the beauty lying on the coast of Aegean Sea in Turkey which keeps its uniqueness for ages. Izmir has always been important in Republic history, Ottoman times and ancient Greek times. It...

Istanbul`s Bohemia : Cukurcuma

It is very possible to discover a new corner in Istanbul every time you visit this city. By coincidence, each new corner makes you fall in love once again. Istanbul is a hilly experience...

Besiktas, Istanbul

This is the town in Istanbul that I will always remember a lot of moments apart from each other during these 9 years. I noticed myself also that my posts about Istanbul are quite...

istanbul but also constantinople

As it was mentioned in my previous post here, I would like to talk about Istanbul a lot this year in this blog. I realized that I did not really write much about Istanbul,...

Discover Anastasia Meziki

I do not so much write about `places` like hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc in this blog unless it really amazes me. And this time, Anastasia Meziki did. So I sincerely want everyone visiting Buyukada...