Expat Life: Why I chose to give birth in Turkey

Finding out that I was pregnant came as a complete surprise, my husband actually found out before I did, but that's a whole other...

Saving Money in Turkey

So you’ve come to Turkey and plan to stay for a while, or you already live here and have decided to save up some...

Through the Lens: Edirnekapı Kuş Pazarı (Bird Market)

Every sunday in the Edirnekapı district of Fatih, right by part of the old city walls, is one of the more interesting spectacles that...

Through the Lens – Anatolian Side: Moda, Kadıkoy

There is an obvious sense of openness within the people on the Anatolian side- a welcoming trait that speaks volumes for those making the...

10 Best First Date Destinations in Istanbul

Whether it leads to a lasting romance or a cool new friendship, we all get excited about the synergy we might feel on a...

Introducing MorGurme: Premium Quality Nut Butters & Cold-Pressed Oils to Your...

MorGurme started its journey seeking to deliver delicious nut butters and healthy cold pressed oils made from top quality ingredients. It teamed up with...

Coming to your senses: The Olfactor

“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is...

October Speed Dating Nights by First Sight Date

First Sight Date, a speed-dating initiative organized by a local woman, aims to help you find your perfect match. Their next speeding dating sessions are set to take...

16 LGBT Friendly Cafes and Bars in Istanbul

With so many rapid changes happening in Turkey and the world, along with all the changes in our personal lives, the LGBT community needs...

Pet Life: On Having a Dog in Istanbul (The Adventures of...

Many will be quick to share the story of how prophet Mohammed cut his robe as to not disturb the slumber of a cat...

The World is a Square: A Briefing on the History and...

With its own attraction and magic this game seems to appear everywhere, may it be in the çay evi or at home, tavla is...

Eight Organic, Health Food, and Exotic Markets in Istanbul

When I first came to Turkey six years ago for a vacation, one of the first things that enamored me was the food. The...

In Conversation with Anne Solhaug Tutar, founder of Natura by Anne

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Istanbul isn't actually all that easy. While you might stay active trekking about the city or visiting the gym, there...

3, 2, 1, Let’s Run Istanbul!

I am one of those people who never liked running. When I was younger I hated even the thought of it. After I moved to...

Power and Passion: From Istanbul to Ibiza

Coming from a small cosmopolitan city, I tried my hand at globetrotting around the world, following events that inspired me. Sailing across the Mediterranean,...

I Wake Up Torn

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in...

Tackling Turkish Tinder: 15 First Dates

Everybody’s doing it. Or so I’d been told. Acutely aware of the boundaries imposed by my inherent shyness, clumsiness and geriatric bedtime, I’ve never...

10 podcasts to help you beat the Istanbul commute

If you’re anything like me, or the average Istanbul resident, you probably spend a larger percentage of your life commuting than you’d like to...

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