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 […]

Day Trip: Serindere Canyon

Living in Istanbul is full of surprises. This city probably never sleeps and sometimes to follow its rythm can be exhausting. In summer time, many Istanbulites escape to nearby beaches in Kilyos, Şile or to a Princes Islands. By saying many, I actually mean MANY. Beaches, roads and ferries are often very kalabalık on the […]

Living Abroad: Something No One Told You

There is no secret that people have been leaving their hometowns and countries since the beginning of time. In the last decades, travelling and therefore leaving one’s country has become much easier and more affordable. That is why more and more people move abroad for different reasons. Most people that move abroad because they want […]

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 […]

So you were from Slo….Russia??

Lake bled This post has nothing to do with Turkey, however when you are living abroad and meet people from all over the world, there is still one question that always pops up: SO WHERE ARE YOU FROM?? SLOVAKIA? So you speak Russian, let me introduce you to my Latvian friend, you are neighbours, right?? […]

Countdown…..to a Farewell!

All things come to an end. Also staying in Istanbul. My visit here might finish sooner as I expected, but anyways I have a few months left. I’m not saying goodbye quite yet, but I am turning to you with a question: What should one see/experience after living in Istanbul/Turkey for about 4 years?  I’ve […]

Moje življenje v Turčiji….

Zakaj ravno Turčija? Kaj pa varnost? Kaj pa odnos do žensk? Jih spoštujejo? Ali je za ženske varno? Lahko potuješ sama? Kaj pa islam? Moraš nositi burko?? Ali moraš postati musliman, če se želiš poročiti v Turčiji? Ali je turščina težka? Ali Turki uporabljajo arabsko abecedo?  To je samo nekaj vprašaj, ki so/ste mi jih […]