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  • 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, 4 months 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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, one year 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
  • Istanbul, the old Constantinople!

    When I came to Turkey, I came through Istanbul but did not have the opportunity to explore the city. Nonetheless, I was eager to visit the city and managed my time anyhow. I booked my hotel and also booked my ticket before one week to travelling to Istanbul. It was 5 AM...

    0 by Monzur Morshed, 2 years ago
  • My first week in Istanbul :)

    Today marks one week since I arrived in this marvellous city and not a day has passed that hasn´t made me fall more in love with it... let´s just say that Istanbul is taking over a little bit of my heart every minute. These past few days have been a bit crazy. The...

    1 by Helen, 2 years ago
  • From Tbilisi to Gökçen Airport

    Going from Tbilisi to Amsterdam I had to change planes in Turkey. Well, there are these two airports and mine was in Gokcen Airport. I was really looking forward to arriving there, as I had never been in Turkey before that and I just wondered what it would be like,...

    0 by Sal, 2 years ago
  • The Glorious Hagia Sophia- By your death you will be remembered

    During the last two weeks right before my Egypt trip, I had been sleepless. I was 14 and it would have been my first trip somewhere outside of Europe. I had been full of excitement, finally I was going to see the Pyramids. The history, exoticism, spooky stories about...

    0 by Nilay, 6 years ago
  • In searching of the perfect flat...

    This is the fourth day of my second semester here in Istanbul. It is rains, I hate this weather and I hope that the weather would be better soon. I cannot see and see flats and go around the city with this horrible rain... I need to find a good apartment now!

    1 by Helenka, 7 years ago

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