Local Culture

The 5 Drinks You Have to Try in Istanbul

If you want to have a truly Turkish experience when visiting Istanbul, avoid your...

All You Want to Know About Turkish Tea & Culture

Before you come to Istanbul there is something you should know about Turks, they love...

What Time is the Rush Hour in Istanbul?

From 8am to 10am in the morning, 5pm to 8pm in the evening. These are the common and...

Are Turkish people friendly?

Absolutely. Turkish people are known world-wide for their hospitality and warmth. In my...

What is the most insulting thing you could say to a Turk?

According to a lot of my friends here, the most insulting thing you could do is confuse...

What Time Do People Start Going Out in Istanbul?

Well, it really depends on what kind of night you want to have. Let’s walk...

Can people freely practice their religion in Istanbul?

Throughout history Istanbul has been a home for people with different backgrounds. As a...

Where do senior citizens hang out?

I believe senior citizens prefer tea gardens and patissieres (pastahane in Turkish) to...

Is there a rivalry between the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul?

I do not remember feeling or hearing about any rivalry between the two sides. Maybe...

What role does Islam play in the daily life of Istanbul?

I will try to answer this question thinking of what's visible over the surface. I...

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