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Erin West

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Girls’ school graduate turned globe trotter, Erin is spending her gap year in Istanbul. She keeps busy learning Turkish and inhaling figs like nobody’s business. Check out some of her adventures on burghtobul.tumblr.com.

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    Where can I get my nails done in Istanbul?

    Good news fashionista ladies and gents! Beauty services in Istanbul are ridiculously affordable. If you’ve got a fancy event to attend while you’re traveling in Istanbul or you’re here during warm weather, and open-toed are making ... read more

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    5 Must-Eat Foods in Turkey

    Let’s face it, Turkey is a foodie’s dream. You literally cannot walk ten feet without running into street food or a hole-in-the-wall cafe with only two tables. Even on the public transit boats from the European ... read more

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    Where can I find great chocolate in Istanbul?

    Let’s say it together: Hi, my name is ____________ and I’m a chocoholic. It’s sad but true that for some of us, when travelling, the search for the nearest chocolate bar trumps the search for the ... read more

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    What are the most popular dance clubs in Taksim or closeby?

    Nightlife in Istanbul is always lively and abundant. You may have heard of famous Bosphorus clubs like Reina and Angelique (if you haven’t this article is a must read), but if you want to have a ... read more

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    Are Turkish people friendly?

    Absolutely. Turkish people are known world-wide for their hospitality and warmth. In my experience, this is extremely well deserved. If you ask someone for help on the street, they will stop whatever they’re doing and try ... read more

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    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 through a few of your options. If you’re going to start your night out with a big Turkish dinner (highly suggested) ... read more

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