Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

Foodie Friday | Istanbul

Simits, Gözleme, Lahmecun and Borek; Döner and Köfte and Imam Bayildi; Baklava, Salep and sweet Künefe, these are a few of my favorite things! Here are a few recommendations for a great day or two of eating in Istanbul. There is nothing like starting the day with a traditional Turkish breakfast which you can find at almost any hotel. Fun fact: breakfast in Turkish is … Continue reading Foodie Friday | Istanbul

Istanbul | Exploring Karaköy and Fetih

En route to Iran (posts on that amazing country coming soon), I spent three nights in Istanbul.  I stayed at Vault Karaköy,  a terrific boutique hotel, a short walk and a world away from Sultanahmet. Think Brooklyn vs Manhattan or Left Bank vs Right,  albeit on a much smaller scale.  From my fifth floor room, I could in see the minarets on Sultanahmet in one direction while the Galata Tower loomed in the … Continue reading Istanbul | Exploring Karaköy and Fetih