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An Addled Moment

I left London in a frenzy to discover the beauties of the land my Parents told me I was from. I spoke the language and walked the walk but nevertheless not always accepted the taboos its culture offered me. I came to Istanbul to discover not only this beautiful city and its nightlife but I?m also here to discover myself. Born in Istanbul 1986, I moved to the UK 1989 with my family. I am now back as foreigner to see and feel this city and fulfil my addiction.

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the daily dilk

We recently moved to Istanbul from New York with our infant son. Here are some photos of the aftermath.

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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.


This blog Love.Life.Istanbul captures the meanderings of love and life in Istanbul from an expat%u2019s perspective. It aims to inform other expats of the things one can expect in an exotic and often confusing life in Turkey. A mixture of serious life lessons, humour and hopefully helpful posts for fellow Istanbul expats to enjoy.

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istanbul etc.

a hodgepodge of history and culture in istanbul.

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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The Dancing Immigrant


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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 Inspired

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


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

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For 91 Days In Istanbul

We just arrived a month ago and have 2 more ahead. Please share your Istanbul tips and secrets with us.

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Traveling By Default

Tales of travel adventures and misadventures in Turkey and beyond.

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Off The Grid: Istanbul

Singaporean girl leaving footprints around the world in a life less ordinary. Currently finding her feet in Istanbul, Turkey.

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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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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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Gillian's Log

A chronicle of my travels through Asia and Europe, with the majority of posts about Turkey, China, and Russia.

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Maddie's Vine

Eating-Drinking-Cooking from the Cape Winelands to the shores of the Bosphorus

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Nova Stella

On my blog I'm writing things I'm experiencing and what's on my mind.

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Istanbul Living

Musings on everyday life, sights and experiences in Istanbul

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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"

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.