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Istanbulda ne var? What's in Istanbul?

If you live in or are traveling to this amazing city, I would like to offer some suggestions. Whether you want to visit the well-known attractions or the quiet side streets, Istanbul has so much to offer. If I can make your time here more enjoyable, my work will be rewarded.

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Passion Taking Flight

Daily ramblings of a 20-something finding footing in adulthood and in Istanbul

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A mix of poetry and travel updates from shared and solo adventures round the world.

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Empty Nest Expat

I'm an American expatriate bursting with enthusiasm to GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE OUR GLOBE! Here's what the Wall Street Journal said about my blog: "EMPTY NEST EXPAT saw her youngest daughter leaving for college as the opening of a window of opportunity to see the world%u2014one that might only last for a decade or so before her kids start their own families. Parents looking for inspiration to help them see their empty nest as a ticket to pursue new dreams would do well to start here...Her blog makes a fun read for anyone looking for reassurance that change can be a wonderful thing..." All contents(c) 2012

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Istanbul Explorations

As I enter my third year of residing in Istanbul, Turkey, this journey is no longer an adventure but an exploration. I'm an American expat and blog about my day-to-day observations and explorations.

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Tales from Turkey

Follow us on an armchair journey of hand-crafted lives in Istanbul...kilims, carpets, suzanis, oya, and workshops to relish them all. Cultural commentary and the exploration of fiber art treasures ancient and modern in this land of wonders.

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Travels of an Overpacker

Carrying as much as I can, to as many places I can

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Beykoz im the Nanny

I moved to Istanbul Feb 2, 2010 as an AuPair contracted for one year in a Turkish home in Beykoz on the Asian side. My blog is nothing more then my insights, experiences, and perhaps an exaggerated adventure or two. My purpose in writing is equally to preserve my own memories as it is to update my loved ones on my doings. Perhaps you may glean some minor insight or amusement from my musings yourself. Dig in!

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If you could marry a city I would get on my knees for Istanbul right now! I'm for one year a student at Bogazii niversitesi in Istanbul, studying Civil Engineering, Economics and Management.

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Internations Musing

This blog is iniated in 2004 by Hans A.H.C. de Wit, a Dutch living in Istanbul with co-bloggers from Turkey, Greece, the Netherlands, India, Israel and the USA. Writing about: politics, cultures, religions, art, daily life, communications, etc. Enjoy!

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Expat Finance

This is a personal finance blog specifically for expatriates, though many posts will apply to those remaining in their home countries. It discusses all parts of life, from saving, spending, food, jobs, life, fun, and happiness.

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Innocents in Istanbul

A blog of living & working in Istanbul. We'll do our best to keep this updated with daily life and activities. We're an elementary teacher & a librarian working at a Turkish private school.

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a pink canary's nest

When my husband and I tell locals in Istanbul that we moved here from Australia the inevitable response is 'deli misin?!' 'Are you crazy?'...well maybe just a little...but there are so many things to love about this place. Come on over and read about us making our life in Turkey and see some pictures of this beautiful city.

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Blog of the month:The European Dream: Chelsea in London!

The European Dream: Chelsea in London!

Chelsea has been living in London for just over a year now but she has been dreaming about this life since she was a little girl. Europe has always been Chelsea's place to be. Our American girl documents her life abroad on her blog The Portable Wife.