This blog written by two young Franco-Turkish will help you visit the real Istanbul. With us you will discover this multifaceted city, the historic neighborhoods, the modern megalopolis and the shores of the Bosphorus little known to tourists.

You want to live a local experience? Enjoy one of the richest cuisine in the world? Understand the history and the current situation of Istanbul and Turkey? Cruise on the Bosphorus? Attending a sporting or cultural event? Partying with Istanbulites? Then this website is for you.

Bon voyage and enjoy your reading.

concerts & exhibitions

Many events on the menu, such as the Istanbul Biennial, one of the world’s largest contemporary art biennials, and also Contemporary Istanbul, the largest contemporary art fair in Turkey. You will also find plenty of concerts and sports events including the derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe!


Where to eat good fish and seafood in Istanbul? Discover the Raki-Balik culture of Turkish cuisine, and all the fresh meals that come with it, the mezes! The secrets to eat and drink like a local while in Turkey.

Guided tours

Kadikoy is the new cultural center of Istanbul, located on the Asian side of the city it is a fast growing area! Between its rich market, its rich musical and artistic culture, its lifestyle and its open-mindedness, this is a place not to be missed when you are in Istanbul!