Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

October 28, 2018

Airports

Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

The New Istanbul Airport (INA), designed to become the largest new airport in terms of annual passenger capacity, will be inaugurated on the 29thof October. The structure will initially be able to…

October 28, 2018 | News | Istanbul

When Visiting Istanbul... What to do in 5 Days

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 02, 2017

Reviews

When Visiting Istanbul... What to do in 5 Days

For the first time visitors to Istanbul, five days is the perfect amount of time to spend. There is so much to see and do in Istanbul and you can be sure that you will not be bored at the end of…

September 02, 2017 | Travel | Istanbul

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 24, 2016

French

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

Located at the St.Regis, one of Istanbul's most luxurious hotels is The Brasserie. A brassiere with a real French feel... Choose the terrace or the restaurant and enjoy a selection of handcrafted…

September 24, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2016

Hotels

Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!

Located in the heart of Istanbul is the Park Hyatt. Visiting the capital for the weekend, it's where my wife and I chose to relax far from the city's busy life. The hotel rocks! A wide lobby, a…

September 23, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

A Happy Moment: Breakfast at Park Hyatt Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

A Happy Moment: Breakfast at Park Hyatt Istanbul

A luxurious stay needs a luxurious breakfast. Down at the lobby facing the bar is the breakfast space. A rectangular room lit with crystal chandeliers welcomes you for breakfast. Day light enters…

September 23, 2016 | Hotels | Istanbul

Dardenia: Fast Casual Japanese in Istanbul

Fish & Seafood | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2016

Fish & Seafood

Dardenia: Fast Casual Japanese in Istanbul

Walking around the hotel in Istanbul, my wife and I spotted a restaurant called Dardenia. The logo and signboard seemed interesting and as you walk inside you feel like you're entering an upper scale…

September 21, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Eataly: Istanbul's Italian Market

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2016

Italian

Eataly: Istanbul's Italian Market

I love this concept... I tried Eataly in New York, Dubai and Milano and I fell in love with it even more after I attended a lecture presented by the owner himself Mr. Oscar Farinetti. Eataly is Italy…

September 17, 2016 | Pizza | Istanbul

ZUMA Istanbul: Superb Decor, Deceiving Food!

Fusion Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2016

Fusion Cuisine

ZUMA Istanbul: Superb Decor, Deceiving Food!

It's ZUMA, it's the restaurant, it's the address to see, be seen and experience. After visiting ZUMA Dubai and ZUMA London here comes ZUMA Istanbul where the ambiance and feel look the same around…

September 17, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr.Et Steakhouse: A Must Experience!

Burgers | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 16, 2016

Burgers

Nusr.Et Steakhouse: A Must Experience!

When you're welcomed with a huge display of dry aged meat, you definitely know you're in for a treat... I was drooling... A smile was drawn on my face as I walked towards the main seating area of…

September 16, 2016 | Grill&BBQ | Istanbul

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 09, 2016

French

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

Oh what a restaurant! "Tous Celebres Ici" is the motto to which I'll add "You're Never Disappointed". Dubai, nice, Beirut and now Istanbul, I've been pleasantly surprised every time I visit enjoying…

September 09, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

American | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 07, 2016

American

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

I miss Hard Rock Cafe so much, I miss the one in Beirut even more... Whenever I am out of town I try to visit a Hard Rock Cafe if they have one. The last one I tried was in Lisbon and I recently…

September 07, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

July 24, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

We chose to dine at Dragon after reading positive reviews about it around the Internet. Many even placed Dragon on the top of the list as Istanbul's sole Chinese restaurant. Very pricey, I expected a…

July 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

June 09, 2016

Airports

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Small, dimmed, claustrophobic and badly lit, the MEA's Skyteam lounge at Istanbul's airport is where you can stay while travelling back to Beirut from Turkey. The colors and vibes of the lounge…

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Istanbul

Insanely Small Paintings On Food

Spotted Stories

July 01, 2014

Spotted Stories

Insanely Small Paintings On Food

Hasan Kale, an talented artist from Turkey, pushes the boundaries in art by painting the tiniest most detailed beautiful paintings. His artistic canvases include, but are not limited to, rice, onion…

July 01, 2014

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Travel

April 22, 2014

Travel

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Soon enough there will be a new "world's biggest terminal". Today, Dubai holds this title with Grand Terminal 3 but not for long. Turkey is working on a new one million square meters terminal…

April 22, 2014 | Airports

Cakes & Bakes: Freshly Baked at TAV Airport

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

February 05, 2013

International Cuisine

Cakes & Bakes: Freshly Baked at TAV Airport

While walking along the Ataturk Istanbul Airport, and before entering the food court, you will notice a funky bakery with a catchy interior: Cakes and Bakes (C&B). C&B is known all over…

February 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Istanbul

TAV: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

February 03, 2013

Airports

TAV: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

While traveling around the world, mainly Europe and the Middle East, I spend a great deal of time in airports. I usually enjoy myself in some of them, while in others I feel bored, claustrophobic and…

February 03, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

Efes Beer Port, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Contributors | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

February 01, 2013

Contributors

Efes Beer Port, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Just next to the Greenport, which I reviewed a couple of days ago is the Efes Beer Port. This Irish taverna-like place is overwhelming with wood everywhere - the bar, the floors, the chairs, the…

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

Turkish Airlines Experience: Surely not the Best in Europe as they Claim

Popular

February 01, 2013

Popular

Turkish Airlines Experience: Surely not the Best in Europe as they Claim

After watching all these ad spots on TV starring the best football players in the world advertise Turkish Airlines, makes you want to anxiously try it. Today was my fourth flight on board the Turkish…

February 01, 2013 | Travel

The GreenPort Cafe, Istanbul Airport

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

February 01, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

The GreenPort Cafe, Istanbul Airport

With a five hours stop over at at Istanbul airport, I had plenty of time to review each one of this hangar's eateries: a flying hub I not a fan off after discovering it. I decided to start with…

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

2012: NoGarlicNoOnions Beyond Borders... Discovering while Traveling

News

January 19, 2013

News

2012: NoGarlicNoOnions Beyond Borders... Discovering while Traveling

2012 was a big year for me. I had the chance to travel a lot and discover many countries from a new perspective. Bulgaria, Spain, France, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Qatar, Russia, Tunisia and…

January 19, 2013 | Popular

2012: The Year's Greatest Hotel Stays

Popular

January 07, 2013

Popular

2012: The Year's Greatest Hotel Stays

In 2012, I was lucky enough to travel a lot, discovering 26 different cities and checking into more than 50 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a unique experience and a step forward to learn…

January 07, 2013 | Top 10 List

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Travel | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

July 10, 2012

Travel

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Guides from around the world: Istanbul A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of visa. That opened a lot…

July 10, 2012 | Istanbul

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

June 14, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Ali Baba is not one of those well known restaurants around the Turkish city, or not a place you would find review about, but it is one of those place I would highly recommend you try when visiting…

June 14, 2012 | Reviews | Istanbul

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 31, 2012

French

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

The Winston Brasserie is one of the nice restaurants part of the "W Hotel" complex in Istanbul. Located on a calm stone pavement street, The Winston is a very nice and tasty restaurant, one of the…

May 31, 2012 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 23, 2012

International Cuisine

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

If  today is going to be a long day in Istanbul, then what better way to start the day than at Saray, with its delicious honey and cream, fresh bread and a hot cup of tea, a bowl of their…

May 23, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 22, 2012

Italian

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

Same quality and same taste... All around the world...   I've been visiting many of the Armani restaurants in different parts of the globe and my journey around the world searching for all the…

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 22, 2012

International Cuisine

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

"All meals are prepared by chef school students under the supervision of professional chefs..."       I wanted to try Ensitu, simply for the name. I have not read any review…

May 22, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 21, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their…

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

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