View on the empty bridge over the Bosphorus during the 48 hours lockdown. Source: DailyNation on YouTube

Istanbul in the Times of Corona

I am writing these lines during the total lockdown – the longest so far. During the past two weekends lockdown in 31 cities across Turkey lasted 48 hours, right now, however, we are in the midst of 96 hours long lockdown. The reason for the longer lockdown is the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, a […]

January: What to do in Istanbul today

Happy 2020! I hope you had a great start in the new year. As you might have noticed, I have renewed my blog in 2019. It got a new name (Spell A World) and a new image. Most of my blog posts are about Istanbul and Turkey, however, I plan to write more about other […]

Looking Back to 2019: Events That Surprised Istanbulites

We tought it would never happen, but here it is: The New Airport We knew that they were building it. We knew that they planned to build the biggest of them all. But we also kind of hope that they would cancel the project. There were many rumors about it (good and bad), but what […]

Istanbul Marathon Experience & Advices

Istanbul Marathon – the marathon which starts in Asia and finishes in Europe, hence most commonly advertised as the only marathon which connects two continents. This, of course, attracts many runners and most of the local runners are looking forward to the breathtaking views durıng the first few kilometers of the run when  marathon’s course crosses the […]

1001 Faces of Istanbul

Istanbul…… one of those places difficult to define. Some would call it ‘capital of the World’ or ‘capital of the Empire’, others ‘cradle of cultures’ and others ‘the worst place to live’; ‘ hell on earth’. Graffiti on the streets of Istanbul (I don’t know about the Heaven, but the Hell is here) I’ve spent […]

Flight Tickets to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines ima ponovno akcijo letalskih kart za 102€. Pogoje nakupa si natančno preberite na njihovi spletni strani, tukaj delim samo nekaj osnovnih informacij: Turkish Airlines new offer – flight tickets for only 102€ for some european destinations, including Ljubljana! Nakup karte / purchase period: 30.01. – 19.02.2017Obdobje potovanja / Travel period: 09.02.- 30.04.2017 Več […]

Coffee & Co. My favourite places in Istanbul.

Turkish coffee is a famous all over the world, however, çay is probably still the most consumed hot drink in Turkey. We could say that Turks cannot survive a day without drinking tea. It forms an important part of daily rituals and Turkish culture. But the coffee culture has been conquering Istanbul lately.   Coffee shops […]