When I think of Istanbul, I think of my childhood. This ancient city took up almost a chapter in our grade school textbook, and as someone who grew up fascinated with history, it certainly made an impression early on. I remember how I studied its days as Constantinople and its
Okay, let’s go straight to the point. Not everyone is eligible to apply for a Turkish e-visa. It is only available to those who have a valid visa or residence permit from the United States (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, or any Schengen country.
I welcomed 2016 with a lot of hope and a pint of Guinness at a random British pub in Tokyo. Although I was alone in a foreign land, I could sense an air of positivity in the air. It was my first trip since I left my full-time job (again),
As with many other first times in life, I was mostly excited and a little bit scared. Before the big moment, I imagined that a gazillion silly thoughts would run through my head. How long will it last? Can I film the entire thing? What if the balloon pops? Is
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Istanbul, it is important to understand its geography. Of all the cities I have set foot in, it definitely has the most interesting layout. The city sits on two continents — a half in Europe, another in Asia — and separated
I was wandering alone, taking snaps of the Blue Mosque, when a man asked me to take a photo of him with the mosque in the background using his phone. Being the kind person that I am (haha, yes, I have to insert that), I obliged. I even took a
Istanbul has many off-the-beaten-path attractions, but don’t leave the city without seeing its top tourist sites. They’re popular for a reason. Most of these are part of the “Historic Areas of Istanbul,” inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1985. This trail will take you on a tour around these