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Istanbul’s Stunning Chora Museum

The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora or The Chora Museum (Kariye Museum) as it is also known, is famous for its stunning 14th century frescoes and mosaics that adorn its walls and ceilings. It’s a museum you should not miss when you’re next in Istanbul! The ancient Greek word Chora (Kamiye in Turkish) means […]

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A Foodie’s Tour in Istanbul

What do you do when you arrive in a city? Some people like to take a walking tour or the hop on-hop off red bus while others just like to walk the streets and see what they find themselves. Me…I like to take a food tour!  There’s nothing better than being shown the secrets of […]

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Pickle Heaven in Istanbul!

  The pickle shops of Turkey fascinate me. Colourful window displays of jars of pickled fruits and vegetables tempt me inside. Pickles (turşu in turkish) grace the table with many turkish meals so these shops and the pickle stalls at the markets are very popular.       In Cihangir, Asri Turşucu is one such shop. They have been selling pickles […]

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Istanbul’s Hidden Street

Nestled between the Aya Sofia and the Topkapi Palace, lies a small cobblestoned street often overlooked by visitors to Istanbul. Sogukçesme Sokagi or Cold Fountain Street as it is more commonly known, is named after a fountain at the Gülhane Park end of the street. If you’re coming from the Eminönu and Sirkec, the park […]

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