Dukkan Kadikoy Council Waste Free Shop
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Dukkan Kadikoy Council Waste Free Shop

In an effort to improve my Turkish and learn what’s going on in my neighbourhood, I regularly check out the Kadikoy Council website. That’s how I discovered their initiative, Dukkan Kadikoy Council Waste Free Shop. It sells products and foods that are long-lasting, ecologically sustainable, produced from indigenous seeds, non-poisonous and seasonal, sourced from local…

The Fabulous Lost and Found and the Little Turkish Mouse by Mark Pallis

Like many people I’ve struggled to acquire Turkish. My bookshelves are full of textbooks, dictionaries and grammar explanations but nonetheless I still find it hard to explain what I mean at times. One of the main problems always seems to be vocabulary. I just don’t know enough words, and for someone who likes to talk,…

Turkish Souvenirs – help yourself (and others) with a memento of your trip to Turkey

Turkish Souvenirs – help yourself (and others) with a memento of your trip to Turkey

The internet is full of lists of top ten, eleven best or simply must buy Turkish souvenirs from your trip to Turkey. Carpets, apple tea and nazar boncuk are high on the list, but I can’t fit any more Turkish carpets in my house, apple tea is something only tourists drink and I have a…

Istanbul Airport (IST) – How to get there (Updated January 2024)

Istanbul Airport (IST) – How to get there (Updated January 2024)

The huge Istanbul Airport on the European side of the city opened in the district of Arnavutköy in 2019. It’s eventually expected to see 200 million passengers pass through its streamlined modern environment a year. However, for me and anyone who first arrived in Istanbul at the Ataturk Airport in Bakırköy, the big question is,…