Living in Turkey

  • Buying Leather in the Grand Bazaar – Inside tips from storeowners

    Turkish leather is famous – or should that be infamous? But the horror stories of being ripped off can leave one feeling rather scared when forking out cash to get...
  • Don’t leave home without your travel tips for Istanbul

    Don’t leave home without your top ten tips – before you go to Istanbul… Before you embark on your getaway trip to Istanbul for a glimpse of Byzantine and Ottoman...
  • Top ten for Istanbul – after sightseeing…

    After the sights have been seen, kebabs consumed and photos taken, how can you further your experience of the true Turkish culture? If you’re lucky enough to have more than...
  • Building bridges… will Istanbul get a third?

    Will Istanbul get the controversial third Bosphorus bridge? Development was planned to start this year, but it seems it’s a rough road full of potholes./strong> Traffic. That’s all I’m saying,...
  • Say “CHEESE”!

    My love for cheese is so big that almost makes me believe I was a mouse in my previous life! It’s a “must have” in my cooler and I can...
  • Finding work in Turkey

    Moving to Turkey came with an understanding that most foreigners don’t heavily consider until it’s too late; finding a job. Now, there are many people who do come to Turkey...
  • Getting Married in Turkey

    I never thought I would get married in Turkey, and I never thought Turkey would be a great place to get married.  When people fantasize about an exotic wedding, they...
  • FashionISTAN-BUL

    If Paris, New York, London and Milan are the main cities of fashion industry, Istanbul might be the next most popular city of fashion world. After being the culture capital...
  • Christmas or New Year’s Tree?

    Celebrating Christmas a second time in Izmir brings a different experience to this expat. Having lived in Turkey for almost a year, the culture shock has come and gone, with...
  • The Istanbul Marathon: Once-a-year Opportunity to Walk Over the Bosphorus Bridge

    The Bosphorus Bridge is one of the two bridges in Istanbul that connects Asia and Europe. Nevertheless, it is not one of the many bridges in the world that can...