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Erasmus blog Istanbul

  • 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,...

    2 by Madeline, 1 day 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, 12 days 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...

    0 by Madeline, 14 days 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, 16 days 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, 5 months 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 years ago
  • City guide Istanbul 2

    Being students, we don't have a lot of money to spare so I did an experiment to spend as little money as possible and at the same time have a fantastisch day in Istanbul. Book a tour Visit many shops Visit popular areas: Cihangir or Kadikoy Found on...

    0 by Lisa, 2 years ago
  • City guide Istanbul

    Istanbul is one of my favourite European cities. I've been here a couple of times because one of my best friends was doing her Erasmus there. She also went back a second time to do an internship. I visited her both times. Due do the recent events last week, it seemed...

    0 by Lisa, 2 years ago
  • Istanbul Friend

    Merhabalar! Benim adım Sim, I am eighteen years old and I currently live in London. I am half Turkish but I have never been able to fully grasp the Turkish language. I am studying in London and speak fluent English and hopefully, I will be visiting Istanbul often. I...

    0 by Sim, 2 years ago

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