What’s in Istanbul Blog

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.



3 comments on “What’s in Istanbul Blog

  1. Merhaba Kozano,

    I’ve been ***very*** grateful for all your informative contributions to TripAdvisor, as I wouldn’t have enjoyed my visits to Istanbul without all the details you have shared with everyone.
    I’m very excited to hear that you have your own blog now!

    I wish you the best of luck, and hope you have many more wonderful experiences and places to share.
    You are a true ambassador for the city :-))

    Unfortunately I injured my foot this summer and could not make my 3rd visit. Maybe I’ll try to arrange a winter trip, and check out what Istanbul is like during this season.
    Best regards,

    p.s. Some other blogs you may consider for your blogroll listings:
    http://istanbulstreetstyle.blogspot.com/ (Nice!)
    http://maviboncuk.blogspot.com/ (A bit too historical, but when it has an article on neighborhoods & architecture it’s worthwhile.)
    http://www.visitmyistanbul.com/ (I think this is a new one, haven’t followed it very well, but at least it’s an amateur site not trying to sell services.).

  2. Hi,

    Your blog looks nice with all the detailed info about the city. I gave a link to your page at:

    I am trying to make a decision about whether I should leave Istanbul or not. In order to have a clear idea, I started this “lens” – as squidoo names it – to write down what is good and what is bad about it. I referenced your site about a good point, that is nightlife in Istanbul.

    Keep on this great work. Bye,

    Ozlem Ercan

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