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What to do at New Year’s Eve 2022 and Christmas in Istanbul

The arrival of new year's eve brings a lot of excitement regardless of the current Covid conditions. In 2021, humankind realized that living the moment matters more than anything else. So here we gathered not only the famous New Year's Eve celebrations and but also some Christmas-themed events taking place in Istanbul! The new year's arrival is customary in Turkey, which means that it is celebrated by Turkish people themselves, even though some conservative people may assume that celebrating it is no different from celebrating Christmas. Here I compiled every other activity for different tastes and interests, and I hope you can find something interesting to try out and participate in!

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What to Do at Christmas in London 2021

This year London is bursting with Christmas-themed events from ice rinks, particular Christmas markets to decorated shining streets and sets of events at the sightseeing spots. Christmas lighting in London especially has specific importance for the celebration. Here we gathered the highlight events of the city to get you into the Christmas spirit! Check out the following details if you are ready to get the Christmas vibes on a full day!

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How Turkey is Adapting the Post-Corona Era?

Since March 2020, when the announcement of the first Covid-19 case took place, Turkey has passed through many changes in many aspects of daily life. The measures taken kept changing at specific times. The way people can socialize or the working hours keep changing either. The opening hours for museums were also unstable and open

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Istanbul

When life in Turkey was mainly nomadic, people cleaned themselves on the water’s edge or in the puddles of warm water they happened upon. After established culture began, societies built structures for bathing on the water’s edges to protect the privacy and respect individual and social hierarchy. The first conception of the hammam was found in Sind in western Pakistan in 2500 BC with the construction of hot and cold water channels. The excavations in Mesopotamia also revealed structures which are believed to be Assyrian hammams. During the Ottoman Empire, a hammam was built for each mosque. These hammams were functional and ostentatious. Hammam culture no longer thrives, as everyone can have a bath in their own house. However, hammams are an experience that should be experienced not only by visitors to Istanbul but also for those who live in the city.

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