Postcard from Istanbul

Turkish capital Istanbul is very metropolitan and most importantly it is a real friendly place for English speaking travelers. Those who are interested in exploring Istanbul can take ten different tours. There was a friend of mine Jim, who went to Istanbul last year. He told me that he took two tours and he was mesmerized by the beauty of the beauty of the city.

Travelling without money in Istanbul

Serbia Travel Club turned their crazy idea into reality; and Travel House of Istanbul was open for all. John paid them for an overnight visit to the Turkish capital and reinvented how beautiful traveling could be. Serbia Travel Club, this year, established an impermanent base in Istanbul and named it as the Travel House which is actually a rented house at the heart of Istanbul. From 1st July to 1st September, Istanbul’s doors tend to open for all travelers. Staying in Travel House was free for all.

Istanbul’s Santralistanbul ready to impress

Santralistanbul, the name itself appears like a remote, exotic and magical fantasyland. The beauty of this place can only be felt by heart alone and not on a guided tour. This place used to be a power plant, but now as one guidebook says it as a new art space.

Turkey, as we came to know, has metamorphosed what was the electrical power center for capital Istanbul from the year 1911 to 1983 into a huge artistic play space, providing power-plant scale and scope for good thoughts in visual arts as well as installations.

United Set to fly to Istanbul

This weekend United Airlines is all set to introduce its first ever service to Turkey. This will be done with the introduction of daily nonstop flight service that will start its journey from Newark to Istanbul. The service will start from coming Sunday. Flight no 904 will leave from Newark Liberty International Airport each and every day at 7.27pm and will reach Istanbul Ataturk International Airport at sharp 12:20pm the next day.

2012 Istanbul Shopping Festival

In an attempt to place Turkey as the culture, shopping, as well as entertainment capital of the planet, the Governorship of Istanbul and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, along with the back of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and TIM (Turkish Exporters Assembly); as well as unified by the Council of Shopping Centers, Trade Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers as well as United Brands Association have collectively organized the 3rd edition of 2012 Istanbul Shopping Festival from 8th June to 29th June, 2012.


The square in front of Istanbul's Yeni Camii mosque is bubbling with locals and holidaymakers. As people hike across walks and bridges, more walkers come out from near the Spice Market.

At the back runs the glossy blue waters of the Bosphorus River make the scenery even more vibrant. This is the spot for the opening scene of Skyfall, the 23rd chapter of the James Bond franchise. This is a rich, solid setting for the franchise's most complex film till date.


Istanbul hosts innumerable festivals throughout the year, but the recently held festival saw a gathering of foodies and chefs from all corners of the world.

The Tenth International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival, which ran from March 15 to 18, witnessed a competition for student chefs. The wannabe chefs were lucky enough to have watched the chefs-in-training compete in timed challenges.


Air Arabia is going to start flying to Istanbul, Turkey regularly from now onwards. Roundtrip flights will operate twice per week between Air Arabia’s Egypt hub in Alexandria and Istanbul Sabiha International Airport. The flights depart Alexandria on Fridays and Sundays at 17:00 and arrive in Istanbul at 19:55. The return flights depart Istanbul at 21:05 (local time) and arrive in Alexandria at 22:05 (local time).


Travel to Istanbul is becoming very popular in recent times according to a new survey. The Big Apple can perhaps take consolation that visitors will spend $20.3 billion there this year, more than every other city save London, which will see cross-border expenditures of $25.6 billion.

As well as studying total arrivals, MasterCard also looked at visitor growth, forecasting that the Spanish city of Barcelona will see the biggest jump - 24.3 percent growth in arrivals this year, followed by Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur at 21.8 percent and Istanbul at 20.4 percent.


Turkey’s tourism industry has triumphed in recent years and the country is a hugely popular destination with the Brits, with 2.43 million arriving from the UK last year.

Results are expected to be even more positive this year, with 2.31 million British visitors already having arrived in Turkey in the first 9 months of 2010. New investments in the tourism sector, a more sophisticated brand of tourism, wider choice of alternatives and value for money have all contributed to this success.


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