istanbul during ramadan: party goes on!

ramazan dessert güllaç

You might be trying to decide whether it’s a good idea to visit Istanbul during Ramadan or not. Most probably you are asking some questions to yourself such as shall I find open restaurants? May I find some beer to drink?.. […]

surprises and reflections of a recent istanbul visitor


Surprise: the cats of Istanbul. Cats are everywhere (except, evidently, indoors as pets), even in the restaurants. Turks and tourists alike seemed to like them and be caring for them. We even saw a tram driver […]

to tip or not to tip!?

Tipping called “bahsish” in Turkish and it is expected at a moderate level. Restaurants, hotels, barbers are some of the examples that you are expected to tip. […]