Travel Turkey

A lucky delay to Urfa

I was in Cappadocia with a friend and we were planning to travel to Mardin from there. That was our initial plan but it changed when we asked about the bus tickets to Mardin. There was no direct bus to Mardin and we were said that first, we need to go to Urfa. It was […]

Oteller Türkçe

İzala – Mardin’in ilk ve tek butik belgeli oteli

GÜNEYDOĞU’NUN VE MARDİN’İN İLK VE TEK BUTİK BELGELİ OTELİ İzala Butik Otel adını, Asur krallarından kalma kitabelerde “Kaşiari Dağları” diye sözü edilen bölgenin o dönemki isminden alıyor. Dünyanın en eski şehirlerinden biri olan Mardin’in Midyat ilçesindeki özel konumu itibarıyla da birçok tarihi mekâna hemen yürüme mesafesinde yer alıyor. Açık hava müzesi niteliğindeki bölgenin ilk ve […]

English Interviews

Elio Montanari, Italian architect and photographer

Interview with Elio Montanari by Tuğba Kibar/ Experience of Living Together in Istanbul / October 2010 Elio Montanari is an Italian architect and a photographer with a focus on buildings and physical structures and therefore the city itself in general. Living in Istanbul since 2002, Elio was married here for the first time of his life and […]

English Istanbul Travel

Balat – Through The Historical Citadel

Walk along the Haliç coastline, when you start to notice half-collapsed buildings you will know that you are in Balat.       You enter the district through a historical door of the citadel which is not too imposing but indicates that you are about to enter a special place           […]