Ramadan 2017 in Istanbul​ – how to enjoy it!

Ramadan 2017 in Istanbul​ – how to enjoy it!

  The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, known as Ramazan in Turkish, runs from May 27th to June 24th in 2017. It’s a month of fasting, prayer, empathy and celebration across Turkey.   Is it a good time to visit Istanbul? You might be trying to decide whether it’s a good idea to visit Istanbul […]

Christmas in Istanbul. Why not?!

Christmas in Istanbul. Why not?!

  Istanbul for Christmas can be a great getaway. The first time I came to Istanbul myself was a mid-December, in the hope of escaping the over-commercialized festive fever gripping my home country. With the population of Turkey 98% Muslim, I wasn’t sure what I’d find. The idea was to photograph the December 17th celebrations […]

7 Top Tips for Istanbul City Breaks in October

7 Top Tips for Istanbul City Breaks in October

  Are you wondering when is best to go to Istanbul? Whether you’re looking for a quick half term city break with the children or in the mood for an autumnal cultural escape for yourself, Istanbul in autumn is gorgeous. You can expect warm weather in October, easy wandering with stunning views and sunsets plus plenty […]

5 simple adventures in Istanbul to delight your child

5 simple adventures in Istanbul to delight your child

  Istanbul is often imagined as an exotic and hectic destination best suited to adults. In fact Turkish culture is very child-centred and your youngest family members will be appreciated and entertained at every turn! If you’re keen to see the famous sights, public transport options are near, numerous and very efficient – logistics are […]