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Had a meeting on the Asian side of Istanbul so was up early to catch the ferry from Karakoy to Kadikoy, what a great way to travel, very cheap and relaxing you can get coffee or tea onboard and enjoy the fantastic views. Kadikoy is...More
No offence, but you can really feel the fact that the real heart of Istanbul belongs on the asian side. The smell of the spices and the delicious food, the colors, the music, the expressions. Hands down one of the richest cities in culture.
If you have an extra day spend some time in Asian Istanbul. This is where you can see the Istanbulites in their local environment. The market is not the typical market you see in European Istanbul, it is an actual market that sells raw produces...More
Get away from the tourists and see the more liberal and what I consider the heart of Istanbul. What a paradise. Everybody is so happy and going about their business you can almost lose yourself people watching the locals!
Like many posting here, we took the ferry across to the Asian side of the city to visit this market. After several days of tourist crowds on the European side, it was refreshing to just stroll through this market and watch the everyday people going...More
We were determined to see the Asian side of Istanbul, so we took a ferry to the Kadikoy market. Of course, the ferry at night was an adventure, in itself. But the market! We had heard it was a lot of fun, but we are...More