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Our Lovely Vicky’s Observations about her neighborhood “Cihangir”

“Why we decided to stay and live in Cihangir and Cukurcuma?

Once you move to Istanbul due to work or any other reasons and plan to stay here for a certain time of being, you have to decide where you want to live. Istanbul is large, however, most of the ex-pats stay mostly around Taksim, or Nisantası, Maslak, Maçka, Galata… Each neighborhood has its advantages and disadvantages, each has its own spirit and communities of locals. Based on recommendations of my colleagues I settled in Cukurcuma, south from Taksim, cities hot pot. I am not here with family, so look rather for nice social life than quite a neighborhood, but not an extremely touristic place. And I met ladies from Istanbul Stay and Services, and the story started.

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Ancient Fermented Drink “BOZA”

If you have walked around in Fatih Area and looking for a place to sit and rest, the best place that you can go to is Vefa Bozacısı in Unkapanı. It has been selling the iconic drink boza since 1876. Boza is a traditional fermented drink usually made from wheat, millet, or bulgur. The drink may haunt you, much like the call of the itinerant boza vendors who wander the streets of Istanbul during                                                                                    the winter months calling out a long, mournful “boohoo-zahhh.” Read More

Foreigners in Istanbul – meet Sevil and her Hotel Momcierge

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.

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Best cafés to work from in Beyoğlu

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?

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Polonezköy – Istanbul’s beloved back garden

Traditional short weekend escapes from the weekday routine are a must for every Istanbul local. Catching up with the family and friends in popular city spots for long weekend breakfasts and chats are a part of the long established city culture.

While routes along the Bosphorus are equally enchanting throughout the year, autumn is the time of the year when we get mesmerised by the playful colours of the nature.

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Istanbuldere Alabalik Evi: a feast in the mountains

Istanbul is a city of concrete and packed buildings. Unless you are lucky to live somewhere by the seaside with a view breaking over the Bosphorus or the Marmara sea, chances are you will be looking into a concrete structure from your window. This is the Istanbul we live and that we got to love for all its charm and its shortcomings. Yet, all citizens of megacities like Istanbul inevitably crave green and quiet areas, to rest from the busy city life, its heavy traffic and often over crowded streets.

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Mural Istanbul – street art at its best in Istanbul

Over the previous three weeks, a festival of street art and graffiti Mural Istanbul has taken place in several different locations around Kadiköy.

Organized for the first time in 2012 as the first festival of its kind in Turkey, it has turned into an event that has adorned many walls with striking wall art, and made news all across the street art community worldwide.

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