(Source: E. Johnson)

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 in a mind-numbing commute, the jarring reality of living in a city ...

The Many Cat Personalities of Istanbul

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 municipalities. The Mayor? Guess again. Anyone can see that the true ...

(Source: C.P. Isbilen)

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 also enjoy the city more when we discover things together. The Dutch ...

(Source: N. Mujeeb)

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 believe that we “know” a place after spending a significant amount ...

(source)

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 8km, 10km and 15km, the marathon is the perfect opportunity 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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Coming Soon: 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
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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
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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
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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
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Next Month: 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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Next Month: 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
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Ending Sunday: “Buluşma…Reunion” @ Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host the group exhibition “Buluşma…Reunion” from Thursday 9 April through Sunday 26 July. From the organizer: Buluşma…Reunion brings together the works

July 20, 2015 Art, What's On
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Ending Sunday: “Portraits” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum will host Oscar winning costume designer Cecil Beaton’s “Portraits” exhibition from Wednesday 13 May through Sunday 26 July. From the organizer: One of

July 20, 2015 Art, What's On
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Ending Sunday: “Small Differences” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum, in collaboration with the British Council, will host Grayson Perry’s “Small Differences” exhibition from Wednesday May 13 through Sunday 26 July. From the

July 20, 2015 Art, What's On
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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
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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
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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
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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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Coming Soon: Minipax Festival 2015 @ Suma Beach

Minipax Festival 2015 is approaching and with it comes 18 hours of great music, stunning visuals, tasty treats and beach delight. This year’s festivities take place

July 09, 2015 Music, What's On
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Next Week: Life in Color & Big Bang @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

This year Life in Color, which will be held in KüçükÇiftlik Park Saturday 1 August 15.00, is even more colourful especially for electronic music lovers

July 08, 2015 Featured, Music
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Next Week: Diynamic Festival @ Suma Beach

22 hours of nonstop fun, this year Diynamic festival features 2 stages starting on Saturday 1 August 10.00 am till 08.00 am the next day Sunday

July 08, 2015 Festival, Music
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10 Must-Have Apps for Living in Istanbul

Long ago, great explorers traversed huge bodies of water with little more than the stars to guide them. And now? Well, you just need a

July 08, 2015 Advice & Info
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