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What is Rosti? Where to eat meals with delicious Rosti in Istanbul?

2018-07-25T16:10:47+03:00

Rosti, which sounds unfamiliar to most of the people in Turkey, in fact is a well-known taste all over the world and consumed fondly. Previously Rosti was a food consumed by villagers in the Bern cantons of Switzerland, but by time it was spread all over the country and considered as a national food by the Swiss due to its popularity. Türkiye'de birçokları için kulağa yabancı gelen bir yemek olan röşti, aslında tüm dünyada bilinen ve severek tüketilen bir lezzet. Önceleri İsviçre'nin Bern kantonlarında köylülerin tükettiği bir yemek iken zamanla tüm ülkeye yayılan röşti, popülaritesinin de etkisiyle İsviçreliler'in milli saydığı bir [...]

What is Rosti? Where to eat meals with delicious Rosti in Istanbul?2018-07-25T16:10:47+03:00

16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival begins!

2018-06-06T11:53:25+03:00

!F Istanbul, which lets the film-lovers live 10 festival-like days with a selection of independent films from Turkey and the world each year, is happening on February 16-26 this year. The festival to be organized in Nişantaşı City's AVM, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Kanyon and Akasya AVM is starting with an entertaining opening party and continuing with events such as conversations and workshops, just like every year. For those who consider buying tickets for this enjoyable festival, we have compiled the most prominent 5 movies. Her sene tüm Türkiye'den ve dünyadan bağımsız filmlerle bir seçki oluşturarak sinema severler için bayram gibi bir [...]

16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival begins!2018-06-06T11:53:25+03:00

Valentine’s Day is Totally Different in Midtown!

2018-06-06T11:53:32+03:00

The most romantic, most loving and reddest day of the year is finally at hand! Valentine's Day has become so important that there are relationships that have finished because of it. Be careful! :) Yılın en romantik, en sevgi dolu, en kırmızı günü geldi çattı! Sevgililer Günü, o kadar önemli bir hale geldi ki bu yüzden biten ilişkiler bile var. Aman dikkat! :) There are numerous different stories about the origins of this special day. Since the Ancient Greece, February is related to love; reportedly, the marriage of Zeus and Hera was celebrated in this month in those times. However, Valentine's [...]

Valentine’s Day is Totally Different in Midtown!2018-06-06T11:53:32+03:00

Pearl of the Bosphorus: Ortaköy Mosque

2018-06-06T11:53:42+03:00

Ortaköy Mosque, alias, Great Mecidiye Mosque, is a Neo-Baroque mosque located just on the bank of Bosphorus. The architects of the mosque are Nigoğos Balyan and his father Garabet Amira Balyan, who were the architects of numerous important buildings of the late Ottoman era. Ortaköy Camii ya da diğer adıyla Büyük Mecidiye Camii, Boğaz'ın tam kenarında yer alan Neo-Barok tarzında bir camidir. Caminin mimarları, Osmanlı'nın son döneminde bir çok önemli yapının mimarı olan Nigoğos Balyan ve babası Garabet Amilya Balyan'dır. Conspicuous for its pink mosaic-covered interiors in addition to its stylish façade, 360-degree exposure to sunlight is one of the most [...]

Pearl of the Bosphorus: Ortaköy Mosque2018-06-06T11:53:42+03:00

5 Addresses for Ice Skating Pleasure in Istanbul

2018-06-06T11:54:29+03:00

Istanbul's winter is as beautiful as her summer. When it gets cold and snowflakes fall, one misses winter sports more, unavoidably. Fortunately, there are many places to go in the city for the lovers of winter sports. We have compiled several points for you, which are extremely easy to access from Midtown Hotel located just next to Taksim Subway Station and shared taxis. İstanbul'un yazı kadar kışı da güzel. Havalar soğuyup yerlere karlar düştüğünde insan ister istemez kış sporlarını daha çok özlüyor. Neyse ki kış sporlarını sevenler için şehirde gidilebilecek birçok yer var. Taksim Metro İstasyonu'nun ve dolmuşların yanıbaşında yer alan [...]

5 Addresses for Ice Skating Pleasure in Istanbul2018-06-06T11:54:29+03:00

A New Year’s Day Tradition: Midtown’s Delicious Turkey

2018-06-06T11:54:37+03:00

While the excitement for the New Year's Day is rising and 2017 is approaching, the people are preoccupied with what to offer at the celebration dinner of December 31. Actually, there's nothing to think much, because the classical meal of the New Year's Day is obviously the Roasted Turkey Stuffed with Seasoned Rice. Yeni yıl heyecanı artıyor ve 2017 yaklaşıyorken, 31 Aralık gecesi kutlama yemeğinde neler sunulacağı kafaları kurcalamaya başladı. Aslında düşünecek çok fazla şey yok, çünkü yılbaşının klasik yemeği tabii ki İç Pilavlı Hindi. In fact, roasted turkey is a meal preferred for Thanksgiving Day that is an American tradition. [...]

A New Year’s Day Tradition: Midtown’s Delicious Turkey2018-06-06T11:54:37+03:00

Street Tastes of Istanbul

2016-12-09T14:17:57+03:00

A common consensus among the tourists coming to Istanbul from all over the world is that Istanbul is a city full of numerous tastes addressing to everybody. The streets of this brisk city are not less active than her restaurants. It's enough for you just to pick the one that matches you best among numerous tastes matching any budget! Tüm dünyadan İstanbul'a gelen turistlerin hemfikir olduğu bir nokta varsa o da İstanbul'un herkese hitap eden çeşit çeşit lezzetlerle dolu bir şehir olduğudur. Bu kıpır kıpır şehrin sokakları da en az restoranları kadar hareketli. Her bütçeye hitap eden bir çok lezzetten size [...]

Street Tastes of Istanbul2016-12-09T14:17:57+03:00

Last Week of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial!

2018-06-06T11:54:48+03:00

Curated by Beatriz Colomina of Princeton University and Mark Wigley, Dean Emeritus of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial is planning to close its doors it opened on October 22 on the 4th of December. Küratörlüğünü Princeton Üniversitesi’nden Beatriz Colomina ile Columbia Üniversitesi Mimarlık Fakültesi Onursal Dekanı Mark Wigley'in üstlendiği 3. İstanbul Tasarım Bienali, 22 Ekim'de açtığı kapılarını 4 Aralık'ta kapatmayı planlıyor. This year's title of the biennial, held under the titles such as "The future is not like before" and "Imperfection" in previous years, is "Are We Humans?" The exhibition spaces of this year's biennial [...]

Last Week of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial!2018-06-06T11:54:48+03:00

Turkish Coffee: Centuries old tradition of flavor

2016-11-24T16:53:57+03:00

Having entered the Ottoman territory in the 16th century, coffee has been an important part of Turkish culture since that day. It differs from all other coffees of the world for its peculiar cooking technique and "coffee grounds", that is, its service with the powder of very finely grinded coffee beans. 16. yüzyılda Osmanlı topraklarına adım atan kahve, o günden itibaren Türk kültürünün önemli bir parçası olmuştur. Kendine özgü pişirme tekniği ile ve "telve"si yani çok ince çekilmiş kahve çekirdeğinin tozları ile servis edilmesinden dolayı dünyanın tüm diğer kahvelerinden ayrılır. The one with a thick foam layer of Turkish coffee that [...]

Turkish Coffee: Centuries old tradition of flavor2016-11-24T16:53:57+03:00

5 Routes Where You Can Enjoy the Autumn Within Striking Distance to Istanbul

2016-11-14T13:12:20+03:00

Istanbul is beautiful in Autumn as well as any season. However, there are many places to explore around the city to better enjoy the season. We have compiled for you 5 routes through which you will lose yourself in falling leaves and riot of colors from crimson to yellow. İstanbul her mevsim olduğu gibi sonbaharda da güzel. Ancak mevsimin tadını daha iyi çıkarabilmek için şehrin çevresinde keşfedebileceğiniz bir sürü yer var. Düşen yapraklar ve kızıldan sarıya uzanan renk cümbüşü içinde kendinizi keybedeceğiniz 5 rotayı sizler için derledik. Yedigöller Yedigöller, which is accessible through just a 3-hour voyage from Istanbul, offers a [...]

5 Routes Where You Can Enjoy the Autumn Within Striking Distance to Istanbul2016-11-14T13:12:20+03:00