Bargain when buying in bulk (Source)

Eleven Things No Turkish Home Should Be Without

Eleven essentials for the Turkish home: 1. Hamam kit – Regular trips to the hamam are an Istanbul institution. With this in mind it’s no wonder many decide to bring the experience home with them, with the ...

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City Scherzos: Istanbul's Absurdist Heart

The other evening, my wife and I were out in our neighborhood of Koşuyolu feeding the cats as is our evening ritual. While we were feeding Orange, a lean tabby who lounges near our gate, we heard ...

On Now: Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival @ Cappadocia

On Now: Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival @ Cappadocia

Klasik Keyifler will host their 6th International Music Festival in Cappadocia from Saturday 1 through Sunday 23 August. The wide mix of performances take place at a number of noteworthy locations in the area, with a full ...

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Survival Taxi Turkish

Many foreigners realize that Turkey is not the best place when it comes to communicating with locals. A lot of people here speak limited English, including the taxi drivers. So, as a foreigner it's necessary to know ...

Introducing Yazane: Istanbul’s First Community-Based Co-Working Space

Introducing Yazane: Istanbul's First Community-Based Co-Working Space

From the advertiser: The era of freelancers working from home offices or coffee shops is over. Co-working spaces are the future, as they create a social environment full of possibilities to connect among a collaborative community of ...

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This Weekend: Nights by You @ Suma Beach

Suma Beach will host their Nights by You loaded weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August. Saturday’s festivities feature Margaret Dygas (DE), Thugfucker (US), Nastia

August 05, 2015 Music, What's On
Bargain when buying in bulk (Source)

Eleven Things No Turkish Home Should Be Without

Eleven essentials for the Turkish home: 1. Hamam kit – Regular trips to the hamam are an Istanbul institution. With this in mind it’s no

August 05, 2015 Advice & Info, Culture
Klasik Keyifler

On Now: Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival @ Cappadocia

Klasik Keyifler will host their 6th International Music Festival in Cappadocia from Saturday 1 through Sunday 23 August. The wide mix of performances take place

August 04, 2015 Music, What's On
Simit Vendor

City Scherzos: Istanbul’s Absurdist Heart

The other evening, my wife and I were out in our neighborhood of Koşuyolu feeding the cats as is our evening ritual. While we were

August 04, 2015 Comment
Istanbul Taxis

Survival Taxi Turkish

Many foreigners realize that Turkey is not the best place when it comes to communicating with locals. A lot of people here speak limited English, including

August 03, 2015 Advice & Info
Yazane Y1

Introducing Yazane: Istanbul’s First Community-Based Co-Working Space

From the advertiser: The era of freelancers working from home offices or coffee shops is over. Co-working spaces are the future, as they create a

August 02, 2015 Advice & Info, Featured
Aznavur pasajı

The Passages of İstiklal

İstiklal Caddesi is home to many eateries, stores and coffee shops. Although chains such as Shake Shack have been cropping up, the promenade manages to

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Maintain Your Sanity Living in Istanbul: Ten Tips

Living in Istanbul is not for the faint of heart. We face a pretty hefty amount of stress on a daily basis – the hours spent

July 27, 2015 Advice & Info
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Sunday: Karma Metal Concert for Stray Animals @ Dorock Bar

Karma Metal Concert that will take place in Dorock Rock Bar on 9 August Sunday is a fundraiser that brings metal fans and animal lovers together.

July 27, 2015 Bars, Bars / Restaurants, Music
Zeytinli

Coming Soon: Zeytinli Rock Festival @ Edremit

Zeytinli Rock Festival will bring together 22 bands during the 3 nights and 4 days it will take place in, including famous local bands such

July 26, 2015 Festival, Music, Uncategorized
dragoman akademi

Hiring: Native English Teachers at Dragoman Akademi

From the advertiser: Dragoman Akademi is looking for native English teachers experienced in working with corporate clients. Dragoman Akademi focuses on customizing lessons for mainly corporate

July 23, 2015 Jobs
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The Many Cat Personalities of Istanbul

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Istanbul, it becomes pretty clear who rules the streets of the sprawling metropolis. No, not the local

July 23, 2015 Advice & Info, Comedy
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Burgazada: Escape from the City

I love hosting people and showing them around the city. Friends, friends of friends and Couchsurfers—not only do I love meeting new people, but I

July 22, 2015 Advice & Info, Travel
Atatürk Bust

Istanbul: What I Remembered, What I Forgot

Memory is a funny thing. As much as it keeps record of reality, it also creates a reality of its own. As expats, we often

July 21, 2015 Comment
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Coming Soon: 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon

The 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, one of Istanbul’s most popular yearly events, is set to start at 9:00 AM on Sunday 15 November. Featuring additional races of

July 21, 2015 Sport, What's On
enrique iglesias

Coming Soon: Enrique Iglesias @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

International pop sensation Enrique Iglesias will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on Wednesday 19 August as part of his worldwide Sex and Love Tour. Tickets start

July 21, 2015 Music, What's On
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Coming Soon: Axwell and Ingrosso @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

Progressive house duo and former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Ingrosso will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on Saturday 15 August. Tickets start at 80

July 21, 2015 Music, What's On
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Condolences for the Victims in Suruç

Yesterday Turkey was rocked by a horrific suicide bombing targeting a group of people traveling to Syria on a humanitarian mission. The victims were bright, selfless individuals

July 21, 2015 Comment
Burgazada

What I’ll Miss about Istanbul

After five years in this fascinating city, the need to finish a master’s is calling me back stateside. I have known about the move since

July 14, 2015 Comment
mahsa vadat

Persian Tunes in an Old Schoolyard: A Summer’s Night with Mahsa Vahdat

It is a perfect Istanbul summer night after a hot July day. The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat enters the stage and tells the audience that

July 14, 2015 Music, Reviews
Evliya Çelebi lived in the 17th century, the height of Ottoman expansion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Book of Travels: The Evliya Çelebi TV Show

These days quasi-historical shows like Game of Thrones are the most watched (and pirated) shows on TV. Also, Muhteşem Yüzyıl, “The Magnificent Century”, a prime-time soap

July 13, 2015 Comment, Culture
Enzo Ikah

In Conversation with Musician Enzo Ikah

Foreigners living in big cities all have something in common: the desire to live a better life. Most of them remain anonymous, but some, like

July 10, 2015 Culture, Music
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An ode to public transit. Thank you, Istanbul!

Public transportation in Turkey is pretty grand! And, really, has to be. It serves a city of upwards of 16 million individuals. A densely populated

July 10, 2015 Advice & Info
Pages

In Conversation with Samer Al-Kadri of Pages, Istanbul’s First Arabic Bookstore Café

Located within quick reach of the historical Chora Museum, Pages, the first Arabic bookstore in Istanbul, marks a historic moment for the city and its

July 09, 2015 Culture, Interviews
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