Shopping

I need supplies for my camera, where should I go?

If you are looking for a specific or rare item you can go to Sirkeci area which is very...

What are the best gifts that would make my mom the happiest woman on earth?

Evil eye is a classic gift. It is believed to be a shield for the negative energy...

A Complete Guide to Bargaining in Istanbul

Bargaining. Reactions to this word vary dramatically. For some, a grin spreads across...

What is Istiklal Avenue?

Istiklal street is a very special pedastrian street where you can enjoy shopping,...

What is the Grand Bazaar?

Grand Bazaar  With 250,000 to 400,000 visitors daily, The Grand Bazaar in...

What should I do in the Nişantaşı neighborhood?

If Istanbul were New York, Nişantaşı would be the Upper East Side. A posh residential...

Istanbul Dispatch: Miniatures and Calligraphy

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

Things to Do, See, Eat and Buy in Karakoy

Karaköy was once home to Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Italian and Russian minorities...

How do you get your tax refund (Value Added Tax -VAT-) after shopping in Istanbul?

It's simple as all around the Europe. If you see 'tax free sign' while you're shopping,...

Are many businesses closed on Sundays?

Here are some of the few types of businesses appealing to walk-in customers which...

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