Tag: Istanbul

Things to do in Istanbul, fascinating Turkish city where East meets West

“See Naples and die,” the phrase widely attributed to the German poet Wolfgang Goethe, can be reinterpreted and perfectly applied to Istanbul. Former Byzantium, ancient capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, re-named Constantinople by Emperor ...

Hookah flavors, how to have a shisha experience traveling around the Middle East

When traveling around the Middle East and also some central Asian countries such as Afghanistan many things will capture your attention, among which you will certainly get intoxicated by some hookah flavors. Also known as sheesha, narghile and, in ...

Looking for Afghan jewellery in Chicken street Kabul and Istanbul, Turkey

Afghan jewelry Afghan jewelry and stones are very famous around the world, stones such as stunning blue lapis lazuli with golden dots and precious emerald of Afghanistan that come from Panjshir and Badakhshan Provinces. Afghan Lapis Lazuli has been ...

Istanbul Basilica Cistern, a suggestive journey beneath the surface

The Basilica Cistern is considered one of the most popular places in Istanbul. Located in Alemdar Mh. Yerebatan, very close to the blue mosque, it can take around 30 minutes to walk around and see all the details of Basilica Cistern but it's worth ...