Traveler’s Journal

February 6, 2015

Istanbul Day Trip Ideas

Istanbul is a European city full of art, gorgeous architecture, rich history and amazing food. It is also located near many of Turkey’s famous cities and […]
January 12, 2015

Bursa’s Covered Bazaar vs Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

A lot of travelers compare the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to the famous Covered Bazaar in Bursa to the south. The two destinations are similar, but […]
January 9, 2015

Cevahir: Visit Istanbul and Experience Europe’s Largest Shopping Mall

No matter where else in the world travelers shop, they will never experience the feeling ancient travelers learned on their way to Istanbul. You haven’t really […]
December 26, 2014

See the Best of Istanbul in a Week!

If you’ve been thinking of traveling to Istanbul, you may be surprised at all that the city has to offer. There are historic sites to view, […]
December 5, 2014

Tour Uludag Mountain in Bursa During Your Stay in Istanbul

When traveling to Istanbul, there are countless attractions and historic sites to visit, and many of them are right inside the city. However, there are also […]
December 2, 2014

Where to Buy the Best Handmade Turkish Carpets in Istanbul

Istanbul is considered the capital of carpet shops, and that means that a beautiful rug could be the ideal souvenir if you’re traveling to this remarkable […]
October 31, 2014

How to Plan Your Trip to Istanbul

According to Frommers, the famed travel guide that every voyager eventually turns to, Turkey is “one of the best, safest, easiest, and all-around rewarding destinations in […]
October 20, 2014

Smoking Nargile/Hookah in Istanbul

There are many associations we have for hookah pipes, but none are more powerful and attractive than the longstanding tradition of smoking tobacco found here in […]
October 16, 2014

Top 4 Istanbul Shopping Malls

Shopping malls in Istanbul date back to the late 1980’s and once they started appearing, they gained popularity like wildfire. Now almost every neighborhood has at […]
October 3, 2014

What Guidebooks Won’t Tell You About Istanbul

As any good Istanbullian will tell you, getting to know the city will probably take a lifetime. You can visit all of the monuments, markets, and […]
September 26, 2014

How to Spot and Avoid Common Istanbul Tourist Scams

Like any city with a high tourist quotient, Istanbul has its fair share of tourist scams. That being said, most Turkish people are extremely forthright and […]
August 10, 2014

Ataturk International Airport and Transportation to the City

Only 15km away from Atatürk International Airport, Hotel Büyük Keban is very easy to get to once you’ve landed. With many options to get to the […]