Grand Bazaar

What are some of the best shops in the Grand Bazaar?

Abdulla, bath products and linens (Halicilar Cd. No 62). Abdulla sells some of the most...

Where can I eat well near the major tourist sites?

I hate wasting a meal. It’s probably from living for over a decade in New York...

What are the Must-See Sights in Istanbul?

Hagia Sophia Museum  The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East...

Istanbul, the Aussie Way

Istanbul is a diverse mix of eastern-European and the Middle East. It was recently...

Istanbul Dispatch: Miniatures and Calligraphy

For my first post with Atdaa I’m happy to introduce you to a fascinating denizen...

A Day Tour in Istanbul with Walks of Turkey

Heading into my 5th year here in Istanbul, I am often asked by curious people why I...

Unique Neighborhood Walks - Interview with Monica Fritz

Long time Istanbul resident, Monica Fritz, has carved a niche for herself by thinking...

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