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Erasmus blog Istanbul

  • My homestay family

    Istanboul is a beatiful city. They are a lots of amazings places museums and churches. I studiying hard after I visit the park with my friends. I live in a department with a lovely family here in Istanboul. Kadir is a doctor and his wife Leyla is a nurse. They've got...

    0 by Pamela, one year ago
  • Cost of Living in Turkey

    Before traveling to Turkey, other than planning out a list of places to go and Turkish food to try, considering your travel budget is equally important, especially that Istanbul is a big city that will bring you many new experiences.This page will give you a general...

    0 by Alice Alya, one year ago

    Hey everyone! This year I had to opportunity to enjoy an Erasmus scholarship in Birmingham (UK). It was an amazing experience but I'm not just writing this post to talk to you about this British city, but about Istanbul (Turkey). I was able to visit this historical city...

    0 by Emma, 3 years ago
  • Touring Turkey (Part 7): Istanbul’s coolest neighbourhood, and my first Turkish bath experience

    Hello from somewhere high above the clouds! After fifteen days of cross-country travel, I’ve come to the end of my trip around Turkey, and I couldn’t be more disappointed to leave. Not only have I got to wave goodbye to one of the best nations I’ve ever visited,...

    4 by Madeline, 4 years ago
  • Touring Turkey (Part 4): Second day in Istanbul

    Hello from Sabia Gokcen International Airport, where I am sitting, waiting to board a plane to Cappadocia! You’ll know, if you’ve been keeping up with my ‘Touring Turkey’ series, that I’ve been based in the Istanbul for the past few days, and have been doing...

    0 by Madeline, 4 years ago
  • Touring Turkey (Part 3): A first glimpse of Istanbul

    Hello everyone – I hope you’re all doing well! I am completely in my element right now, sitting on a rooftop terrace and gazing out over the twinkling lights of Istanbul, as I munch on some delicious chocolate pudding. You’ll have to wait until my next post to...

    0 by Madeline, 4 years ago
  • Istanbul: a place where Asia meets Europe.

    Once, Susan Moody said, “Istanbul, the constant beating of the wave of the east against the rock of the west”. This phrase could prepare a visitor to figure out how it’s to be in Istanbul, a city that reclines on the Bosporus strait with one foot on Europe and...

    0 by Jorge, 4 years ago
  • BÜYÜKADA: Princes' Islands: Must visit!

    Hey everyone, how is it going? I'm very excited about today's post which is going to be about Istanbul. I think it's by far one of the most beautiful places that I have visited this year during my Erasmus exchange. You probably have already seen it in the title, I'm...

    0 by Marta, 4 years ago
  • How to Live in Istanbul?

     This is my first blog post about my experience as a student in Istanbul. For my first entry, I think it is the best to tell what life is like for a student in Istanbul. I moved to Istanbul in September 2017 from İzmir/Turkey. I have full scholarship so I didn't have...

    0 by Zeynep, 5 years ago
  • Best outdoorsy plans in Istanbul

    Living in a big city is hard and living in Istanbul is even harder. Every other day public green spaces in Istanbul are destroyed to build another shopping mall or a luxury residence. So if you want to enjoy nature and get some fresh air in Istanbul, you really need to...

    0 by Nilsun, 5 years ago
  • From Tbilisi to Copenhagen - Ataturk Airport continue

    Turkish Delight So, who doesn’t know about Turkish delight?! It’s very popular thing in Georgia and you will even find them in the large supermarkets just in front of the cassiers. And there are different shops all around Tbilisi, where you can buy them in some...

    0 by Sal, 5 years ago
  • Tulip Festival in Istanbul. Beauty in April.

    Istanbul is a beautiful city in the spring, but one special aspect of the city makes all the difference: The tulips "Lale" in Turkish, the tulips that are famous in the Netherlands actually came from Turkey. Istanbul in particular takes great pride in this beautiful...

    0 by Kaelin, 5 years ago
  • Kadıköy ~ Your New Favorite "Semt"

    "Semt" in Turkish really translates to "neighborhood." Because Istanbul is such a large city, you end up identifying a lot of areas by neighborhood. For example, Beşiktaş is a key neighborhood where many students spend their time, as the food is cheap and there are...

    0 by Kaelin, 5 years ago
  • Exploring Istanbul in 3 days

    Hello, Everyone! I am Hina. I am an undergraduate student studying in Kayseri, Turkey. I originally belong to Pakistan and came to Turkey about 2 years ago for my undergraduate studies. In these 2 years, I never got the chance to visit Istanbul. My friends always used...

    0 by Hina, 6 years ago
  • Turkish Hospitality. How Everyone Is Family

    My first experience of living outside of the United States occurred in the fall of 2013. That semester, I moved to Istanbul as an exchange student at Bogazici University. During those first weeks, there were many parts of life that I had to adjust to, like shopping in...

    1 by Kaelin, 6 years ago
  • Island Time on the Prince's Islands

    Living in a crowded city can sometimes be overwhelming. Istanbul is unique in that a relaxing, beach-side getaway is less than an hour away. With ferries (vapur) setting off from Eminönü, Kadiköy, Beşiktaş, and Bostancı each day for the Prince's Islands (Adalar),...

    1 by Kaelin, 6 years ago
  • First Experience in a Turkish Grocery Store

    I walked in slowly, hesitantly. This was all very different to me, and I wasn’t sure what to do first. What to look for. Where to go. My eyes searched around, hoping that I didn’t look too lost, but knowing at the same time that I was indeed just that. I spied an...

    1 by Kaelin, 6 years ago
  • Running the Nike Victory Tour Race in Istanbul!

    I used to say that I couldn't run. I mean, it's super hard. I would get out of breath after only a few yards, and I really felt that it wasn't for me. But, a small bit of me really wanted to become a good runner. So, I started to run just a bit here and there, slowing...

    0 by Kaelin, 6 years ago
  • Italy; the counrty that gave me life.

    The Beginning of Everything. It would be meaningless if I didn't tell you how it all started, so here it is. Six years ago, when I was 16 years old, I met someone online. I was truly trying to improve my English since my biggest dream is to become a successful...

    0 by Damla, 6 years ago
  • 5 Tips to Living Like a Local in Istanbul

    Source In the fall of 2013, I arrived in Istanbul to study as an exchange student at Bogazici University. It was my first experience living outside of the USA, and I was ready to get the full experience of living abroad. However, I wasn't quite prepared for how...

    0 by Kaelin, 6 years ago

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