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Turkey’s Hamams: What to expect and how to save

Turkey’s Hamams: What to expect and how to save

During a recent holiday in Turkey, I indulged in the ultimate pampering: a visit to a hamam. I had heard talk amongst my Turkish friends of their habitual visits to what can be compared to a spa or bath house. They always seemed so relaxed following a trip to the hamam, and after traveling around » Read more

Street Food in Istanbul: 8 snacks to try for €4 or less

Street Food in Istanbul: 8 snacks to try for €4 or less

Where can you find some of the tastiest and most affordable street snacks in Europe? Welcome to Istanbul. Fresh from a trip to Turkey, I spent days wandering around this spectacular city trying out all of the delicious dishes. Luckily for me, Turkish street food is amazing, safe to eat and very easy on the » Read more

Budget Travel in Turkey: A journey on the overnight bus

Budget Travel in Turkey: A journey on the overnight bus

Writing about adventures in Paris may be wonderful, but everyone needs a holiday. That’s why I spent the month of July exploring the amazingly beautiful Turkey. After some R&R along the Lycian Coast (which I highly recommend as far as beach holidays go, by the way), I needed to figure out how to make my » Read more

Turkey’s Rail Revolution

Turkey’s Rail Revolution

All eyes are on Taksim Square in Istanbul this week, as riot police move in to confront protesters. A development proposal over an Istanbul park unleashed years of accumulated grievances. This was always about more than trees. That’s the thing about Turkey — a lot goes on without most of us in the EU and » Read more

Istanbul Budget Tips: Transit tickets, bazaar shopping, ferries, and nightlife

Istanbul Budget Tips: Transit tickets, bazaar shopping, ferries, and nightlife

It’s unsurprising that a city like Istanbul, with a population of about 12.6 million, offers an endless list of sight-seeing must-visits. Considering that even small expenses can add up, here are five pointers to help keep your budget in check. Transport: Use one-ways wisely Getting around Istanbul can be tough to figure out. One of the most important » Read more

If Not You, Then Who is Turkey’s Person of the Year?

If Not You, Then Who is Turkey’s Person of the Year?

The Istanbul First Criminal Peace Court banned access to YouTube throughout Turkey earlier this week after a video deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk—the founder of the Turkish Republic—turned up on the site. Since it’s illegal to insult Turkish culture in Turkey (just ask Nobel prize-winner Orhan Pamuk) these Ataturk-critical videos have caused considerable consternation » Read more

Three Nights in Istanbul for €86? Well, Kinda…

Three Nights in Istanbul for €86? Well, Kinda…

photograph courtesy of unwary We spend a lot of time looking through European budget holiday boutique offerings. Among our favorites are the Dutch chains. Outfits like VakantieDiscounter and D-Reizen regularly put together amazingly cheap packages that knock the socks off most budget-friendly package holiday packages on offer elsewhere in Europe. On VakantieDiscounter yesterday we came across an incredible » Read more

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