In central Be?ikta?, in a small side street, far away from the bustling crowd, there is a place that can take you on a journey to creativity and inspiration, food and arts, ecology and innovation.
Its name is KafeNa and it is the very first and only café and arts place in Turkey made entirely from recycled materials!
To look at Istanbul from the air is always equally astounding. The view from above at its unique position can bring nothing but a marvel.
Yet, to know that you can experience that feeling to the fullest by seeing all that wonder with your own eyes, is even more exciting.
How would a daughter of a successful businessman in hotel industry, a mother of two and a well traveled “Cihangir girl”, as she calls herself, combine her extensive experience into a well-thought business idea? In Sevil’s case, she would set up Hotel Momcierge – a babysitting service for families traveling with kids.
In a district that is famous for its cozy coffee shops, an inspiring corner to work from isn’t difficult to find. Hardly anything can be as stimulating as a good cup of coffee in a comfy chair, and all the more so if you don’t need to go far to find it.
So when you find yourself in central Beyoglu, where to go with your laptop in search of some good work atmosphere?
Japanese rescue worker Dr. Atsushi Miyazaki lost his life beneath the rubbles of the hotel in Van where he was staying during his rescue mission aimed at helping the victims of a strong earthquake in 2011. His name and spirit lives on in many places around Turkey, and one of them is situated in a small street in Cihangir called Borazan Sokak no 3.