Feride Yalav is a freelance writer and editor based in Istanbul and Berlin. Former senior editor of The Guide Istanbul, she's now a regular contributor to Brownbook and has also written for CNN Travel, Skylife, and Suitcase Mag. Personal Website: ferideyalav.
I never belonged anywhere until I moved to Istanbul. I have a strange relationship with this city than can conjure both love and hate, sometimes simultaneously. So, I created my personal blog Istanbul22, to not only ... read more
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Drop that overpriced airport Turkish Delight and explore Istanbul’s best souvenir-ish boutiques! I ruminated on the word “souvenir,” for quite a while and decided to steer clear of that trite path leading toward mass-produced evil eyes, ... read more
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Riga’s food scene is carried to the pinnacle of gastronomic worthiness with its fresh fish from the Baltic Sea and produce from local farms. As such, the city’s best chefs don’t meddle too much with their ... read more
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Not a shopping paradise per se, Riga’s consumer charm lies in its dedication to tradition in the face of urbanism. Hand craftsmanship is protected and celebrated with a modern touch while the most popular source of ... read more
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