My Camino Experience

(Part 1) It has passed a year since my Camino de Santiago experience. I have heard about the Camino (St. James Way) more than 15 years ago, however, I have never really considered on walking it. About 10 years ago, when I visited Guernica (part of Camino del Norte), stayed at albergue (a type of […]

Turška umetnost / Turkish Art #1

Tovarna Bomonti/ Factory  Glede na to, da študiram umetnostno zgodovino, je že skrajni čas, da predstavim tudi malo turške umetnosti oziroma turške umetnike. Začela bom kar v 21. stoletju in sicer z umetnikom, na katerega sem naletela pri obisku galerije ALT v sklopu kulturnega središča Bomontiada. Bomontiada je ime novega kulturnega centra za sodobno umetnost […]

Eelection madness 2015

Again elections are approaching. Turkish general elections will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. The propaganda and all the election madness has been going on for the last 3 months. Here is just a short video from the Üsküdar square, where almost all the parties have their stands. Unfortunately I’ve turned off the video […]

Skrit biser Mediterana, mesto duhov in otok študentov

English version is here. V vzhodnem Mediteranu se skriva otok, razdeljen na dva dela, ki ga množični turizem še ni preobrazil. Morda zato, ker republiko na severnem delu otoka uradno priznava le ena država na svetu. Ta država je Turčija. Če želite obiskati otok, boste morali z letalom najprej v Turčijo, šele nato boste lahko […]

Snow covered Istanbul

Chaotic traffic and fun with snow. No school for 2~3 days. After 3 days of snow, most of the main streets are clean and traffic safe, however side streets are still full of snow and dangerous for pedestrians. This doesn`t prevent motocyclists and drivers without winter tyres to use their vehicle.

A la turca :)

 There is no doubt that every nation has some customs or tradition that foreigners find curious, funny, strange, … Here are some turkish customs that I find interesting or typically turkish: ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }; }; var unit = { ‘publisher’ : “turkinja”, ‘width’ […]

Istanbul Low Budget

Istanbul is a huge city which offers many different activities, like sightseeing, shopping, eating out, parties, different tours, etc. This also means, that you can spend a lot of money, especially if you are foreigner or yabanci (yabangee). So here is a little guide how to save some money and still enjoy your visit in […]

Poletni festivali in kocerti ♬ Summer festivals and concerts ♬

Nekaj festivalski idej za vse, ki boste poleti obiskali Istanbul. If you are visiting Istanbul this summer, here are some festivals you can visit!(The list will be updated). MAJ ♬ MAY ♬ MAYIS *Univerzitetni pomladni festivali* Universities’ spring festival* Bahar şenlikleri* Maj pravzaprav še ni poletni mesec (sploh pa ne letos, brrr!), ampak sem ga želela vključit, […]

1 mayıs gallery

1st May, International Labours’ Day (tekgida.org.tr) All over the world, today International workers’ day is being celebrated. Since the change of law few years ago, Turkish were (legally) able to celebrate this day on one of Istanbul’s main squares- the Taksim square. This year, Taksim square is empty, because prime minister Erdoğan decided to close […]