Tag Archives: Kadikoy

Kadikoy Walking Tour – Set your own pace!

Want to get more out of your next trip to Istanbul? Come and explore the Asian side of the city with the help of a long term resident. I’ve just released an audio tour called Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadikoy … Continue reading

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Visit Kadikoy like a local: five top tips*

I’m a long time Kadikoy resident and I love it. The maze of backstreets with no names where it’s easy to get lost as you stop and stare, duck in and out of little shops to taste and touch and … Continue reading

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Yeldegirmen Kadikoy – A Hidden Gem

On my way back from taking photos for my post on Turkish tombs I rediscovered the wonderful neighbourhood of Yeldegirmen Kadikoy. In the year since I last came here, the area has undergone a complete makeover. What were once sad … Continue reading

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Kadikoy – Antique Street

For as long as I can remember, Tellalzade Sokak in Kadikoy on the Asian side of Istanbul, has never been referred to by its registered name. Streets in Turkey are called after a person who once lived there and gave … Continue reading

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Turkish seasonings – A Touch of Spice

In a little known film set in Istanbul spanning the last century, Turkish seasonings play an important role. In Turkey herbs and spices  represent the continuity of history as well as the diversity within cultures. After interviewing my baharatçı, my … Continue reading

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Innovations Turkish style

Unlike the people I come from, Turks don’t plan much in advance. Faith in inşallah (if Allah permits) and the reality of a bureaucracy that is simultaneously archaic and ever changing, means it isn’t usually worth the effort. Any plans … Continue reading

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Display Turkish Style

One of the things I love about Turkey is the way objects are displayed. It was clear to me the first time I came to Turkey back in 1990 that when it comes to display Turkish style, Turks believe there … Continue reading

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Turkish Weddings

Unlike popular stereotypes about women, I am not a great fan of shopping. True, I will go to great lengths to track down the perfect shoe or boot, but when it comes to other items of apparel, I am far … Continue reading

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Istanbul Views – By the water

There are many beautiful Istanbul views but some of the ones I love the most are by the water. Sunday in Ortaköy, 2000 The German designed Haydarpaşa Railway as seen from Kadikoy, May 2011 Drinking tea in Üsküdar, April 2012 … Continue reading

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Strolling through Rasimpasa Kadikoy

Despite the heat of summer I decided to prowl the less popular backstreets of Rasimpasa Kadıköy. These are just a few of the hidden gems I found. I want to know how the artist got up there! Living proof of … Continue reading

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