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Romancing the Old City: A Somewhat Cynical Love Note to Istanbul

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day, All in the morning betime, And I a maid at your window, To be your Valentine. Then up he...

Take 5: Balat

Since I moved to Izmir for work, my visits to Istanbul have become more dedicated, more concentrated. Now, every time I return I feel...

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Review: Lara Di Lara, Emre Akbay, Emir Yargin by Sofar...

It was another rainy, cold Friday night in Istanbul when Sofar Sounds Istanbul stars Lara Di Lara, Emre Akbay and Emir Yargin arrived at the...
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Love Note to Istanbul

Romancing the Old City: A Somewhat Cynical Love Note to Istanbul

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day, All in the morning betime, And I a maid at your window, To be your Valentine. Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes, And dupp'd the chamber-door; Let...

Take 5: Balat

Since I moved to Izmir for work, my visits to Istanbul have become more dedicated, more concentrated. Now, every time I return I feel the city’s energy and intensity much more acutely than when...
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Next Week: Feder & Joris Delacroix DJ Sets @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti, as part of Nights by You, will host DJ sets from the French born Feder and Joris Delacroix on Friday 19 Feburary . Doors open at 21:30 with a warm-up set from Itune Air,...
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Next Week: Bang Gang @ Salon IKSV

Salon IKSV, as part of Garanti Jazz Green, will host Iceland's melodic pop outfit Bang Gang on Friday 19 February. Doors open at 22:00, with tickets starting at 39.50 TL and available via Biletix. From Wikipedia: Bang...
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Top 10 Yabangees – The Creme de la Kaymak of Eccentric and Interesting Expat...

Someone recently described Istanbul to me as a city where you can "have the best day of your life, followed by the worst day”, and I have been pondering the near-perfect accuracy of that...