Our Locals' Tip The Blue Mosque is a working mosque, so visiting times are controlled but entrance is free. Make sure you know the various times the Mosque is closed for prayer.
Our Locals' Tip Make sure to check out the competition first, decide what price you're prepared to pay for it, and then get ready to haggle fiercely.Opening prices are absurd, but if it's quick gifts you're after, half the...
Seeing a city by bicycle exposes aspects of the city that are otherwise obscured. On a bicycle, the observer is not encased in a steel and glass cage...more »
This summer Istanbulites welcomed one of the biggest film crews ever to shoot in the city’s historical quarters. Oscar winning director Sam Mendes and his team were shooting the latest edition of...more »
We live in a world of sameness. We read the same menus in the same restaurants, drink the same coffee in the same cafes, eat the same food from the...more »
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