made in Istanbul, served in Cleveland, lived in Japan, tries in Eskisehir. blooming cinephile. speaks turkish and english. studies japanese.
I believe senior citizens prefer tea gardens and patissieres (pastahane in Turkish) to cafes. It's also not uncommon to notice senior citizens hanging out in small city parks especially during summer. Many guys still frequent kiraathane ... read more
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I do not remember feeling or hearing about any rivalry between the two sides. Maybe only in jokes. But there is a fired up rivalry between the soccer teams from both sides, between Fenerbache from Kadikoy ... read more
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Kaktus, Porte, Lima in Beyoglu. House Cafe or Starbucks in Nisantasi. Assk Kahve and Bebek Kahve in Bebek. Masa or Armani Cafe in Istinye Park (a huge mall in Istinye). ... read more
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I would say most of the middle or higher income neighborhoods in Istanbul are fairly safe and does not mean lower income neighborhoods are not safe, they would perhaps just not be as safe, that's all. ... read more
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I would be careful about using my camera to take pictures of police forces. They may feel intimidated and decide to take your film roll or wipe the data in your camera. I would not recommend ... read more
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Istanbul is spread around the Bosphorus strait and its boundaries on each side go deep into the Asian and European peninsulas that city is established on. The larger part of Istanbul is on the European continent ... read more
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