‘Istanbul surpasses New York in cultural life’

Posted on 7 januari 2011

“New York City is the Mecca of culture, there’s so much going on it’s overwhelming, but it’s the same thing here now. Istanbul has actually surpassed NYC in its own way. NYC has one symphony orchestra whereas Istanbul has three – so there’s more of a symphonic life here.” Former opera singer and fashion designer Alexandra Ivanoff knows… Read more »

Istanbul to host gastronomy event

Posted on 7 januari 2011

Istanbul will organize the 9th International Gastronomy Festival in Februari. More than 30 countries will attend the event which will take place at the TUYAP Fair & Congress Center in Istanbul. During the festival Turkish cuisine will be introduced to other cuisine cultures while Turkish and foreign cooks will meet and exchange experiences.

Stars for quality in restaurants

Posted on 6 januari 2011

Kumkapı, a charming old neighborhood in the tourist heart of Istanbul, always attracts many visitors. A district with cobblestone streets and numerous terraces, where many Armenians and Greeks used to live. In the evenings there are always a lot of tourists who visit the traditional Turkish meyhanes (restaurants). Fish is the main ingredient for dinner… Read more »

‘Istanbul: the Ultimate Guide’

Posted on 5 januari 2011

Every year there seems to be a new guide to Istanbul. As the popularity of the city grows the number of tourists who visit the city for a couple of days as the start of exploring Turkey or just to hop off the cruise liner for a day increases as well. most of them come… Read more »

Istanbul: the new party capital of Europe

Posted on 4 januari 2011

I enjoy living in the most exciting city of the world: Istanbul. Over the last ten years this dynamic, bustling, chaotic and creative metropolis on the Bosporus has become more international and multicultural. The growing popularity of the city with exchange students from Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere, and an ever growing number of tourists… Read more »