• Istanbul Unveiled,  Turquia

    [EN] Istanbul Unveiled Series: Asian Side, the rise of the underdog (4/4)

    Istanbul unveiled is a series of 4 posts that intends to show, in detail, my 4 favorite “districts” (I have no idea how to call them). The idea is to go beyond the touristic path, as you can find that in every travel book and website, and show you places that usually only locals know. Reasons to love the Asian side: you can actually find peace here! Concept stores and cafes, long walks next to the sea and beautiful street art. The Asian side is usually dismissed buy visitors because it doensn’t have the typical and impressive tourist attractions, but i love it. If you have extra time and want to see…

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    Istanbul Unveiled,  Turquia

    [EN] Istanbul Unveiled Series: Fatih, where the history lives (3/4)

    Istanbul unveiled is a series of 4 posts that intends to show, in detail, my 4 favorite “districts” (I have no idea how to call them). The idea is to go beyond the touristic path, as you can find that in every travel book and website, and show you places that usually only locals know. Reasons to love Fatih: it’s home to some of the most impressive monuments in the world, the Ottoman architecture, the crooked colorful houses, the mix of cultures and religions. What is there for me to do/see Suleymaniye Mosque The best viewpoint in the city: For free!  Overlooking Istanbul from the top of a hill, Suleymaniye offers incredible…

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    [EN] Istanbul Unveiled Series: Beyoglu, the Heart of Istanbul (2/4)

    Istanbul unveiled is a series of 4 posts that intends to show, in detail, my 4 favorite “districts” (I have no idea how to call them). The idea is to go beyond the touristic path, as you can find that in every travel book and website, and show you places that usually only locals know.  Reasons to love Beyoglu: You can find everything you want here, cheap food, “cheap” drinks (as cheap as it gets in Istanbul), hipster cafes, street music, street art and one of the most crowded streets in the world. What is there for me to see/do? Istiklal Caddesi (Avenue) You can’t say you visited until you have been…

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    [EN] Istanbul Unveiled Series: Beşiktaş, the sleepless district (1/4)

    Istanbul unveiled is a series of 4 posts that intends to show, in detail, my 4 favorite “districts” (I have no idea how to call them). The idea is to go beyond the touristic path, as you can find that in every travel book and website, and show you places that usually only locals know. Reasons to love Beşiktas: Its liveliness and young soul; it’s a great source of cheap bars, restaurants and breakfast places; has the Bosphorus just next to it and nice areas to walk by it; has the best clubs in Turkey; it never sleeps. What is there for me to see/do? Yıldız Park Istanbul doesn’t have many parks…