May 13
May 13

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8 Reasons to Study Abroad in Istanbul

Trying to figure out where in the world to study abroad? Here are 8 reasons to pick Istanbul!

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May 05

How to hamam in Turkey

One of my favorite parts of Turkish culture is the glorious Turkish bath, or as it is known in Turkish, the hamam.

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Apr 27

Exploring Çukurcuma, Istanbul’s eclectic antique district

Çukurcuma is a world of its own. Cafe doorways give way to secret flowering gardens, Turkish pizzerias feature local wine and live jazz, and charming family-run restaurants maintain their place.

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Apr 21

A day excursion to the Princes’ Islands

Did you know there is an archipelago of islands just off the coast of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea? The Princes Islands’ are the perfect destination for a day excursion.

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Apr 09

What to expect when visiting a mosque in Turkey

Unlike some countries where non-Muslims may not enter mosques, mosques are popular tourist destinations in Turkey and visitors are welcome to enter.

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Mar 31

The meaning of Turkey’s ubiquitous evil eye charms

When I first came to Turkey, I was surprised to see Turkey’s good luck charm - the evil eye amulet - everywhere I looked. Large evil eye charms hang in peoples’ homes, cars, and offices.

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Mar 20

A stroll through Istanbul’s neighborhoods

Like many other metropolitan areas, Istanbul has a vibrant neighborhood culture with each neighborhood displaying certain characteristics and catering to a certain demographic.

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Mar 12

A Friday night out in Istanbul

Istanbul is full of bars, clubs, and even some wine houses, but if you are looking for something a bit different for a Friday night out, try one of these fun alternatives.

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