In Kuzguncuk, on the Asian side of Istanbul

Istanbul was first founded on the Asian side, on what is known today as Kadıköy and Pendik. Though it was the European part of the city that rose to prominence during the Roman and Ottoman times. Together, the two sides of Istanbul are home to some 14 million people today. It was on my third…

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Turkish breakfast = Happiness

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast – John Gunther I cannot agree more with Gunther. What about you? I think that the traditional Turkish breakfast is one of the best ways to start the day. The Turkish word for breakfast, “kahvaltı“, which is derived from “kahve altı” which literally means “before coffee”. While I don’t need any…

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