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Seven Hills view Blue Mosque

Restaurants in Istanbul; good food and great views

Dear reader of my blog, there aren’t a lot of you, so I appreciate you even more for it. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you a little bit. On my trip...
Big Bazaar Istanbul

Bazaar shopping in Istanbul

During your time in Istanbul, there is one phenomena that I’m pretty sure you’ll be unable to escape: the pushy sales techniques from shopkeepers trying to sell you anything and everything!...
Ferry ride Istanbul

Travel in a time of terrorism and political tension; is Istanbul safe?

Lots of people have warned me about visiting Istanbul in the current political climate. They seem to think that Istanbul is not safe nowadays. I’ve had warnings about riots around the...