Inside Out In Istanbul

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Inside Out In Istanbul
My blog is about Turkish culture and its people well. I fascinated with the way traditional culture, such as kına gecesi and hamam rituals, mix and re-form in this modern metropolis.
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  • The Grand Bazaar Istanbul - a gateway to enchantment 1 week ago As a long-time resident of Istanbul, readers often ask me to recommend ‘must sees’ when they’re planning their first trip to this wonderful city. While I love to seek out lesser known sights I always tell people to see the … Continue reading → The post The Grand Bazaar Istanbul – a...
  • Writing about Turkey 3 weeks ago A comment on a recent post of mine made me aware that some of you don’t know much about me. I’m a sociologist, writer and blogger, but more importantly I’m someone who has a real passion for Turkey. I got … Continue reading → The post Writing about Turkey appeared first on Inside Out In...
  • Kuzguncuk - a jewel in the Istanbul metropolis 2 months ago Living in Istanbul which has a population of around 14 million people, it sometimes feels like everybody is out and about at the same time, making it impossible to get anywhere quickly. The streets throng with too many bodies cramming … Continue reading → The post Kuzguncuk – a jewel in the...
  • Hidrellez: May Your Wishes Come True 2 months ago I’ll begin my story on Hidrellez in the manner of a traditional Turkish folk tale. Once there was and once there wasn’t a Turkish Australian friendship between a woman from Istanbul, Turkey and a woman from Sydney, Australia. They met … Continue reading → The post Hidrellez: May Your Wishes...
  • Flowers and the Judas tree in Ottoman culture 3 months ago When Mehmet the Conqueror swept into Constantinople in 1453, trees and flowers were already much adored by the city’s residents. To celebrate his victory, Mehmet posed for a miniature painting, not brandishing a sword as you might expect, but smelling … Continue reading → The post Flowers and...

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