Istanbul is a big, exciting, exotic and a complicated city. Many visitors to Istanbul get to see only a small part of it and usually miss out on the really cool stuff. Once the must see historic sites and museums are done, most visitors struggle to find the real Istanbul, the trendy and happening Istanbul that travel and lifestyle magazines are talking about.
I am from Istanbul, now living in London and travel frequently to Istanbul. Over the years I gave advice to many friends from London and over the world who were going to Istanbul and travelled to Istanbul with some. They were always grateful for the help and appreciated a local’s point of view.
I’d like to share these tips with you on this blog, and update you on what’s new and what’s hot in Istanbul.