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Istanbul Inspired

Where East meets West. A native New Yorker living in Istanbul, Turkey.

Miss Expatin

Hi! I'm Lisa. I'm a professionally trained opera singer, translator & urban wanderer since 1988. Having lived in Rome, Paris, Belgrade, New York & now Istanbul I consider myself a full-blown expat & therefore an expert in homesickness. Yes, that's right. As much as I love travelling and exploring the world, I've always found it difficult to maintain roots & feel myself at home. I started this blog & my Youtube channel in part as my work-in-progress to change that. See you around!

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istanbul etc.

a hodgepodge of history and culture in istanbul.

Ben Istanbul

Ben Istanbul is a collective of Istanbulite, thrill to share their vision of Istanbul. We are writing about places we like, streets, events and people who are making this city aliveeverything to give you another way to discover Istanbul!

Istanbul, city of "huzün"

This photographic work of Istanbul is a work in progress since September 2013. Hüzün, melancholy or nostalgia in Turkish, is a feeling to be found in many cities, but nowhere to the extent you can find in the streets of Istanbul. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul, the former capital of two worlds empires (Roman and Ottoman) during fifteen centuries. Straddling Europe and Asia, ruling over vast territories in the Balkans, the Middle East, and North Africa, it was always destined, by geography and history, to be an important global hub. However, other seems to be the fate of this people, the Turks, that starting moving from Central Asia, slowly but steadily moving west, to arrive at the doors of Europe, but are not yet part of it? Many old families continue to keep traditional customs while, over the last century, the city has experienced rapid westernization and modernization, a population explosion that make it the biggest city in Europe with over 15 million inhabitants and spectacular economic development. This has created a sharp contrast between modern and traditional ways of life. Surrounded by remnants of imperial glory, now living in a provincial town since Ankara became the capital of the new Republic, has caused a feeling of being neither here nor there, always in transition, with still very present past and a future yet to materialize, exacerbating this melancholy, this "Huzun"

The Dancing Immigrant

BLOG OF AN AMERICAN BELLYDANCER AND MOTHER WHO MOVED TO ISTANBUL TO STUDY, WORK AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY AND SURPRISES OF A NEW-TO-HER/OLD-TO-THE-WORLD COUNTRY AND CULTURE

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Turkey File

Turkish history, politics, culture through the eyes of a New Zealand ex-pat. A view of the world through eyes conditioned by living in Turkey.

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Hosgelginiz

Experiences of a Pole living in Istanbul. Funny and witty comments about Turkish society and lifstyle.

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Turkey Travel Blog

A travel blog about places to go and what to see throughout the large and culturally diverse country of Turkey.

NoLongerNative

NoLongerNative

I was born in Portland, Oregon but spent 2005-2014 in San Diego, California. I moved to Colombia in May of 2014 when my husband received a two year assignment in Bogotá.

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