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Here you can find all the Travel Stories from Turkey by Besides the Obvious. Turkey is a transcontinental country located mainly on the peninsula of Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on East Thrace in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; and the Aegean Sea to the west. 

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from Turkey, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

travel stories from turkey

Discover Kadikoy – The new must-do in Istanbul

Kadikoy is a vibrant and bustling district on the Asian side of Istanbul that offers visitors a range of cultural experiences and attractions. The district has a rich history dating back to the Byzantine period and is home to several historic landmarks and sites, including the famous Kadikoy Market and the Bull Statue of Kadikoy.…

Fenerbahçe – What to do besides football

Looking to explore something new off the beaten track in Istanbul? Look no further than Fenerbahçe, a beautiful coastal neighborhood on the Asian side of the city. While famous for its upscale residential areas and the Fenerbahçe Sports Club, there’s plenty to do in Fenerbahçe besides football. From exploring historic landmarks like the Fenerbahçe Lighthouse,…

Tasting Turkish Gastronomy

After spending 1 week in Istanbul, we cannot move on without dedicating an article to tasting Turkish Gastronomy. Overall the Turkish food is made up of a variety of exquisite ingredients that are part of its traditional dishes. In the below list you can find our favorite typical Turkish dishes & drinks along with some recommended places to…

Besiktas – More than a football club of Istanbul

Besiktas is a unique neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul. It is known for its vibrant atmosphere, historic buildings, and bustling streets. Besiktas is also a popular destination for tourists due to its proximity to popular attractions such as the Bosphorus Strait and Dolmabahce Palace. The neighborhood is home to a mix of locals…

Balat – The Jewish quarter of Istanbul

Balat is a historic neighborhood located on the shores of the Golden Horn in Istanbul. It was once a predominantly Jewish area and famous for its colorful houses, old synagogues, and narrow cobblestoned streets. In this article, you will discover the best of Balat, the Jewish quarter of Istanbul. 

Fener – the Greek neighborhood of Istanbul

Fener is the historic Greek neighborhood of Istanbul, on the shores of the Golden Horn. The district was once home to a large population of Greek Orthodox Christians who lived side by side with Muslim Turks. Nowadays, Fener has some of the richest history and architecture in Istanbul, with many historic churches, synagogues, and mosques.…

Where to see the Turkish Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

Everybody has heard of the Turkish Whirling Dervishes and of its exotic and picturesque dance style. Nevertheless, they are originally from the Konya region of Turkey, dervishes are real and their performances are considered both a form of spiritual practice and a tourist attraction you can admire in the main cities of the country. In…

Top ten mosques in Istanbul

Istanbul is the capital of a secular state, Turkey, which changed recently its name to Türkiye internationally. Despite its secular tradition, the Ottoman history and the country’s Muslim culture have bequeathed it an incredible heritage in the form of mosques. In this article you will find our top ten mosques in Istanbul, to offer the…

Sirkeci – Visiting the Orient Express Station in Istanbul

The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by the Belgian company Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) that operated until 2009. The train traveled the length of continental Europe, with main terminal stations in Paris in the northwest and Istanbul in the southeast, and branches extending service to Athens, Brussels, and London.

The Biggest Mosque in Turkey – The Grand Çamlıca Mosque

The Grand Çamlıca Mosque currently is the biggest mosque in Turkey. It is a huge complex for Islamic worship which was completed and opened on 7 March 2019. The mosque stands astride Çamlıca Hill in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, and is visible from much of the centre of the city. The complex incorporates an…

All you need to know about the Bosporus tour in Istanbul

Istanbul has everything a visitor needs to have a great experience. Its natural beauty draws visitors from around the world- along with its numerous important sites and cultural heritage. As far as things to do in the place go, there are plenty of activities available for visitors.

Istanbul tourist traps and scams

Istanbul is an amazing and very safe city. Nevertheless, like any other very touristy city, there are some tourist traps, scams and hustles you better know for a good vacation in Istanbul. Many tourists have a wonderful experience in Istanbul and most of them don’t complain about some tricks or tourist traps that unfortunately still…

The 15 most romantic islands in the world

Looking for a romantic trip idea or the perfect island vacation? This list is not in order of preference, but obviously includes all our favorites, all the romantic, dreamy and lovely islands from all over the world that we love. So let’s review the 15 most romantic islands in the world – according to Besides…

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