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My favorite spots in Istanbul and the world
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An old mansion in Buyukada (Big island in Turkish), one of the Prince's Islands in Istanbul, the biggest one

An old mansion in Buyukada (Big island in Turkish), one of the Prince's Islands in Istanbul, the biggest one

House of Trotsky in Buyukada. The biggest of the Prince Islands in the southern coast of Istanbul where Trotsky stayed between 1929-1933. This is that house!

House of Trotsky in Buyukada. The biggest of the Prince Islands in the southern coast of Istanbul where Trotsky stayed between 1929-1933. This is that house!

Yesilyurt Village, Kaz Daglari Peaceful weekend get away for istanbulite's

Yesilyurt Village, Kaz Daglari Peaceful weekend get away for istanbulite's

'Kırmızı Mektep' in Turkish, literally meaning 'Red School' is a 19th century building whose history actually goes back to the 15th century. In 1454, Mehmet the Conqueror issued an edict to the Byzantines who had left the city when it was conquered. With the edict, he informed them that the Greek Orthodox community can receive education in their own language and pray freely in their churches. So some members of the community came back from the Greek islands and Italy, settled back in Fener…

'Kırmızı Mektep' in Turkish, literally meaning 'Red School' is a 19th century building whose history actually goes back to the 15th century. In 1454, Mehmet the Conqueror issued an edict to the Byzantines who had left the city when it was conquered. With the edict, he informed them that the Greek Orthodox community can receive education in their own language and pray freely in their churches. So some members of the community came back from the Greek islands and Italy, settled back in Fener…

Pierre Loti hill in the winter

Pierre Loti hill in the winter

Hurrem Sultan Bath 16th century Turkish bath, work of architect Sinan, right across from Hagia Sophia  Newly renovated

Hurrem Sultan Bath 16th century Turkish bath, work of architect Sinan, right across from Hagia Sophia Newly renovated

Best casual fish restaurant in the city is Adem Baba.  "dil sis" will melt in your mouth..

Best casual fish restaurant in the city is Adem Baba. "dil sis" will melt in your mouth..

Bebek Kahvesi, one of my favorite spots in town

Bebek Kahvesi, one of my favorite spots in town

Another historical mansion, this time in Yesilkoy which used to be the other suburban neighborhood where the wealthy of late 19th and early 20th century Istanbul spent their summers

Another historical mansion, this time in Yesilkoy which used to be the other suburban neighborhood where the wealthy of late 19th and early 20th century Istanbul spent their summers

Istanbul in the snow

Istanbul in the snow

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