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The Guide Istanbul is an essential guide to the city, offering candid recommendations and expert advice on restaurants and cafés, nightlife, the arts and entertainment scene, as well as design, fashion, touristic sites, and undiscovered places. It helps to simplify choices and make life easier for travelers as well as locals by providing information on select venues and events.

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Like music to your ears: sound therapy in Turkey

From the Golden Age of Islam to contemporary times, music and sound have been incorporated into medical healing practices. Today, scientists and doctors are rediscovering the healing power of sound...
Author: Minji Lee
Posted: 10-08-2018

Bursa: why is the old Ottoman capital worth a visit?

In comparison with Istanbul, the city of Bursa might seem like a quiet, provincial town. The good news is that Bursa is in fact calm and welcoming – a perfect…

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Author: Joshua Bruce Allen
Posted: 08-08-2018

Top 7 Gaziantep restaurants in Istanbul

On the list of UNESCO’s Creative Cities for gastronomy, Gaziantep is well-known for its rich and colorful culinary scene. If you don’t have the time to visit this city in southeastern Turkey,…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 07-08-2018

Sultanahmet: eating and drinking in the Old City

No visitors should miss a classic sightseeing tour of Sultanahmet, the touristic heart of Istanbul. We all know where to go for the ‘must-see’ sights, but you may not know…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 07-08-2018

Lettuce from Byzantium: discover Istanbul’s ancient gardens

When we think of cultural heritage in cities, we tend to imagine monuments made of stone: Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, or Topkapı Palace. But some of Istanbul’s most ancient sites…

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Author: Joshua Bruce Allen
Posted: 07-08-2018

Suma Beach: a summer playground for grown-ups

Forget the pubs and clubs you go to the rest of the year—summer is for taking partying to a whole new level! If you are craving a night combining music,…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 06-08-2018

The starting point of Turkish coffee: Istanbul’s historic coffeehouses

Istanbul itself is a living museum for the country’s coffee culture. Though no longer a capital city, Istanbul is still the social and economic focal point of Turkey, and it…

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Author: Joshua Bruce Allen
Posted: 06-08-2018

Heybeliada’s hidden spot: Halki Seminary

Photos by Elİf Savarİ Kızıl It’s been so long since someone stepped into this classroom that the floorboards creak in protest. The chalkboard, presumed to once have been a forest…

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Author: Feride Yalav
Posted: 03-08-2018

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi: the true story of Turkish coffee

This is the story of a typical Turkish gathering: after a delightfully satisfying meal, guests move from the dinner table to the living area, expectantly staring at their host, awaiting…
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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 02-08-2018

Where to find the best designer eveningwear in Istanbul

Blending modern designs with homage to the country’s deep-rooted heritage, Turkish designers are creating stunning collections that are made for the spotlight — whether you’re on a red carpet or…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 01-08-2018