Şişli - Lets talk about our plan. I am calling this experience as 'The Living Room'. The Living Room is located in Osmanbey which is also my flat. In the living room, I am trying to adopt my culinary experience into Turkish Cuisine. The experience would start with 4 different starters and continue with 1 main course. In the end, I am going to serve a lovely dessert for you. All of the products that I used for this experience are local. There is an unique story lie behind every plate and I am so eager to share with you. During the experience, I am going to explain and share every detail of Turkish cuisine, culture and combine with the environment in the flat. I am looking forward to have a great time with you. Come and join me.
Adalar - I will meet you at the seaport when you land our island. We can take a walk to the house or we may go by the shuttle bus up to the hill as you like. When we arrived the house, we will start with a nice Turkish traditional breakfast at our beautiful garden. All my ingridients are from different organic farms of Turkey. The eggs are from our next door neighbours' chickens and most of the vegetables are from our garden. After the breakfast we will go for a walk in the hidden places of the island so that you can see our lovely beaches and forests. And we will come back to the house to cook the lunch, if you like you can experience to cook the things we collect from our marvellous nature. If we are lucky enough, we may find some mushrooms or wild asparagus from the woods. Here at our little island, you will have the chance to feel the spirit of Istanbul full of nature and history.
Istanbul - I am offering a unique live broadcasting experience with technical insights on how to use the equipment involved. 1. I will be giving introduction to each device and how they are used to broadcast a live radio show via internet. 2. After explaining the basic flow & structure of the show; we'll do sound checks. Participants will need to bring their own headsets and mics will be provided by me. 3. Once all the setup is tested and ready to go live, we'll count down to the start-time which is 22:30. 4. Participants will join the conversation as they like, share their ideas or experiences on the topic and also may ask questions to each other. It's an open and spontaneous conversation. 5. Other remote listeners will join the show with their whatsapp messages and those will be read out and responded as part of the show as well. Listeners do also send their photos to share their current environment and activity. This brings additional bonding with the audience and the experience of being listened and touching other people's lives in such a unique way is a really once in a life time experience.
Kadıköy - You can request this experience 7 days a week from 11:00 to 15:00 ( start time ). Contact me for a special request and lets see what we can do:) If you are a Vegetarian or Vegan inform me about it we will do our walk according to Veggy way and we have many options! We will meet in Kadikoy and then walk around to grab small, delicious things and share. We will continue walking and trying different things on the way to Moda. Moda is where i live. During our walk I would like to reply your questions if u have any. I usually make more time at the end of the tour to chat and have a coffee if u r interested. Please bring cash to be collected at the beginning by me in order to get the food. for further info please contact me. If you want a wine tasting experience please inform me. If u r interested u can also go deeper for food experience and try this https://abnb.me/KtXnfwFgQX?user_id=125634&s=50 ( my mum heheheh )
Fatih - You will learn what makes İstanbul this much fantastic with all details and understand how the language of Turks work out! We will meet in the square of Çemberlitaş (Burnt Column) which is at the same time a tramway station, and we will follow the road towards Gulhane Parki. I will try to cover the history of the area and what makes this place special in terms of history geography and sociology. We will pass by Grand Bazaar Cemberlitas Sultanahmet and we will reach Gulhane. In Gulhane we will sit and have some refreshing drinks. After that I will have my notebook to explain the Turkish language and its theory and differences. I'll end up this lesson with several useful sentences. After this we will pass by Sirkeci and Eminonu. From Eminonu we will use Galata Bridge and pass to Karakoy. In Karakoy our event will finish near a perfect seaside. I will explain all this road with its important buildings and districts. Hopefully, you will like.
İstanbul - Our walking tour includes; • Aya Dmitri Orthodox Church • Kurtulus Sports Club • Kurtulus Greek Elemantary School • Aya Tanaş Orthodox Church • 12 Apostles Church • Bomonti (Old Beer Factory) • Georgian Catholic Church • Despina Greek Tavern • Dessert Stop (shopping for chocalate with liquer and Profiterole • Greek Cemetary (We will pass next to the cemetary where the Baklahorani Carnaval takes place) There will be a surprise gift while the carnavals history being told. Historical stories that will be told; • “The Little Prince” and Tatavla: A Plane Story • Richest Man of Tatavla: Zaharof • Baklahorani Carnaval • Legends of Tatavla
A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen: Underground & Secret Istanbul (What Lies Beneath) - Serif Yenen
with Sherif Yenen
A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen: Underground and Secret Istanbul (What Lies Beneath) Istanbul, as the capital of three great empires – the Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman – has a very diverse and rich history. As one of the most unique cities in the world, we are privileged to live or visit here …
Istanbul - This tour is open everyday. Price includes all the extras mentioned below, you will not have to pay any extras. - Meet in front of Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) at 7 pm. - Take tram to a very local kebab restaurant (Tram ticket is included in this price) - Taste the wonderful Turkish food (Unlimited kebab, meze, salad, drink) -Turkish traditional desert künefe, - Finalize the dinner with tea and special Turkish Coffee. - Take a taxi to the special place for Dervish experience (Taxi is included in this price), - Watch the amazing Dervish experience and feel the Rumi spirit in Fatih/Istanbul. (This performance is around 90 minutes), monday its with Zikr in local dergah - We will split after the performance at 11.00 pm. It will be a very unique experience that you will never forget.
Kadıköy - We will meet in a historical neighbourhood of Kadıköy. It is very easy to reach Kadıköy if you are staying in Galata, Beyoğlu, Sultanahmet, Taksim, Karaköy or Beşiktaş. I will help you about transportation tips. Before starting our trip ,I'll introduce myself and give you information about the route. After that we will start cycling. I'll give you all the tips about how to cycle in istanbul. After that I'll show you where local people hang out near to the see. After 3km you will find yourself in another istanbul. You maybe dream about cycling on this route everyday :) Sea will be on the right side of us while green parks on the left. When we finish our route we will enjoy small snack and turkish tea prepared by me. At the same time if you are lucky you will see sunset with reddish sky. After our break we will cycle back to our starting point. Tour will take approximately 3 hours depending on our race and break time. If the timing is not suitable for you, please send me a message i can arrange another timing for you. I do cycling in the morning daily basis, the weather is more fresh and there are less cars and people around. For the ones who has doubt about cycling in istanbul morning ride would be the best. Please ask me question if you have any doubts, i consider myself as your local contact for your best travelling experience.
Fatih - From our easy-to-find meeting point in Sultanahmet, we'll go to the Grand Bazaar to discover secret places as old caravanserai, workshops, workers & old stones full of history. In the Grand Bazaar, we'll get the best of the natural & artificial lights, textures & colors. You'll photograph traditional handcrafts in the hidden workshops. Then we'll walk to a very special location with hidden workshops, a lovely coffee place & a spectacular view over the city: a lot to capture! Then we'll walk towards the Süleymaniye mosque, to photograph the old wooden houses & the simple life of their inhabitants. These houses maybe will soon disappear as the area is changing very fast. You'll play with light & shadows, learn how to set up your camera in the best way. From portraits to landscapes, you'll bring home unique images you'll be proud of!
Beyoğlu - Our tour will cover Galata and Beyoğlu (Pera) districts of İstanbul, famous with 19th&early 20th century European architecture and churches, since it had a totally different history then the city of Constantinople. The tour will start in the historic district of Karaköy. Our first destination will be Former Ottoman Bank Building from 1890’s, where we will talk about history and architecture through the years of Galata. Then we will navigate our way through Galata’s narrow streets to discover magnificent architecture with a few unexpected local wonder along the way. We will lead a short journey of pieces of Neoclassical, Beaux-Art and Neo Baroque architecture onwards 650 years old Galata Tower in Romanesque style. The last remnants of Galata walls will be on list too. After short visit to Şişhane, we will head to Istiklal Street and continue to discover the side streets, including second oldest subway of the world, some Italian churches, and the hotel Agatha Christie stayed and wrote her famous novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Also we will visit a coffee stop where we will enjoy a traditional Turkish coffee. At the end we will walk to prosperous Taksim Square through Istiklal Street. We will discuss its rich political, military and cultural history. We will be having an interactive conversation so you are more than welcome to ask me questions along the way as we explore
Istanbul - Did you ever wish to see the Night Life of Istanbul from the Local Experience ? Visit the most Common Bars and try it by yourself how youth Istanbul guys hangout ? Let’s Start ! While we are drinking our first drinks in Popular Local Bar in Beşiktaş you will find out what we are going to do and getting know each other . When it’s time to continue you will explore the one of quite Luxury Street of Istanbul called like Akaretler with a great Common Bar for listen Good Music & try Amazing Coctail’s . Than our route turning to enjoy our time with Dance&Music in the Great Hidden Hall where people groove up their nights .
Beşiktaş - Turkish Coffee , have a special brewing and preparing process than all others . This is an old story which we already know , which you will learn . Once upon a times it was just drinkable for Ottoman Sultans in Ottoman Palaces . After some time it started to be popular and cultural for all Turkish People with its own ritual for drinking . It’s still a lifestyle for Turkish People. Especially the ritual which starts after you finish your Turkish Coffee . Because of its brewing process with coffee beans , when you finish your drink , there is some coffee left on the bottom of the cup . And every time when you finish , coffee lefts different symbols and signs on the cup . You can find so many places they’re serving Turkish Coffee , but it’s hard to find a real historical place with culture of Turkish Coffee. I will show you the one of Local Place for this, and you will realize what is the taste of real Turkish Coffee . You will find out the history of Turkish Coffee from the beginning to nowadays . During you’re drinking your Turkish Coffee and finding out the taste , history and rituel , I will also give you some special tips about Istanbul and trying to make your trip unbelievable from local side . After finishing the Turkish Coffee we will turn the coffee cup upside down and left it to show your own symbols and sign inside . Which I will explain what’s showing there .
Istanbul - You don't have time limit for such kind of breakfast, The Street works just for Breakfast from early morning till evening! So we can find comfortable period for you:) First we will meet in the meeting point. I will show you the Beşiktaş Neighborhood where you can go deeply in to local atmosphere on our way to Breakfast Street. During the road we will getting know each other and of course we will explore some must see places in Beşiktaş like Fish Bazaar (where you also can buy special and fresh sea food), The Famous Eagle State, Beautiful Akaretler St. and so on. After little Beşiktaş tour we will come at Breakfast Street, where we will comfortably sit in one of the many cafes on this street, order a delicious breakfast with all the tasty and unusual dishes with traditional serving, during which we will share our impressions of the walk. In my opinion, the best way to get to know the local culture is to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, accompanied by a local resident. I will show you places that are not on tourist maps but they will definitely stay in your hearts! With pleasure I will become for you a guide to a unique fairy tale called Turkey, with its color and rich history!
Istanbul - First of all, we will not start the tour without knowing each other. We will meet at Gülhane Park and have a traditional Turkish coffee. After visiting Gülhane, we will go to Sultan Ahmet Square together. After wondering in the streets of Sultan Ahmet, we will visit Hagia Sophia which is the heart of the Ottoman Empire. After visiting Hagia Sophia in the museum area, we can go to the Basilica and Topkapi Palace upon your request. We cannot not go to The Grand Bazaar after leaving Sultan Ahmet. The Grand Bazaar is o e of the busiest places in Istanbul. If you want to get to know the Turks, that's exactly where you will need to look for. Our next route is Süleymaniye Mosque. Suleymaniye Mosque is the heart of this city. Once you see the view of the backyard you will not want to leave, but don't worry the Galata Tower is next. Galata Tower is the tallest structure of the historical peninsula and once you get there, you will fall in love with this city. (Let me not forget that there is a prophecy that says whomever you first go to Galata Tower with, you will marry them) Do not think that you can get rid of me without eating a fish sandwich in Eminönü !! If my guest want to taste turkish traditional dessert like Baklava and Künefe we can try them, also in my tour include Turkish Cuisine. We will end our tour at Taksim. After walking together through the streets of Taksim