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Istanbul In Pictures | Until Dusk Do Us Part

We love travelling and although each place that we’ve visited holds a special charm for me, Istanbul left me spellbound. I found the city absolutely fascinating – a myriad of art, culture, cuisine and religion. It was like a kaleidoscope and put my senses on an overstimulated mode {reminding me very much of Kolkata, the city that I come from}. The charm of old … Read More Istanbul In Pictures | Until Dusk Do Us Part

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A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining

Where do I begin? On the streets of Istanbul? In cafeterias? Or in restaurants? If it is a restaurant, how expensive do you want it to be, or how cheap? Or perhaps one of the random alleys tucked somewhere in the city? Istanbul is definitely a place for foodies. The culinary heritage is reflected by the various influences that has shaped Istanbul’s history. There is … Read More A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining

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Will You Read My Post on Turkish Ice Creams If There Are No Snapshots?

This is the post in my entire history of Blogging which will ‘go down’ or should I say ‘stand out’ as the only post without photographs. I’ve not taken up but rather submitted myself to the ‘Weekly Writing Challenge: Snapshots‘ from WordPress where, rather than giving into the urge to take a picture, I have to write down my impressions of a scene surrounding me. … Read More Will You Read My Post on Turkish Ice Creams If There Are No Snapshots?

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Ortaköy In Istanbul | One Magical Night

We – my #FoodieOnTour buddies (Debbie and Kirsty) and I, left the hotel that we were staying in at around 9:30pm after gulping down an inaugural round of drinks. Where could we go out for the night for some decent food, a few drinks, have a feel of Istanbul and return back to the hotel safe and sound? Everybody suggested Ortaköy. I had already … Read More Ortaköy In Istanbul | One Magical Night

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Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

After spending the entire morning sightseeing in the Sultanahmet area in Istanbul rushing from one historical site to the other, our lunch halt was also in a historical site – the ‘Historical Sultanahmet Meatballs Restaurant’ (the quoted portion is exactly as it says in their website). The promise of the ‘best Izgara Köfte in town’ in a restaurant which originally ‘created’ them, awaited us. Sultanahmet … Read More Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul | Drenched in Turkish Tea And Sugar Cubes

From the moment we landed in Istanbul to the time we left, the two things that come to mind are the constant servings of Turkish tea and Turkish coffee – everywhere and at all times. This post handles only Turkish tea. Turkish coffee, for me, is too much and too strong to handle. Entering the Grand Bazaar or the Kapali Carsi (Kapalıçarşı, meaning covered … Read More Grand Bazaar, Istanbul | Drenched in Turkish Tea And Sugar Cubes