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Where to Eat Best Baklava in Istanbul

You can eat numerous desserts in Istanbul but baklava has a special place in the heart of this city. Baklava is one of Turkey’s special desserts. Made from very thin layers of phyllo and flavoured with walnuts and pistachios among others. It takes various names according to how it’s made: carrot slice baklava, milky Nuriye, home baklava…. When ”baklava” is mentioned in Istanbul, several addresses come to mind. Here are those addresses.

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Best Workshops You Can Attend While You Are in Istanbul

If you want to make your time in Istanbul productive you can add a workshop experience to your itinerary. Istanbul has a large number of workshops and a new generation of courses in different categories. Different courses are concentrated in different districts of Istanbul and the very popular cookery courses, ideal for foreign tourists, will make your holiday more enjoyable and satisfying.

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Everything You Need to Know About Transportation in Istanbul

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to use public transport. It gives a feeling that of living there and adds an air of authenticity. Istanbul is a busy city and traffic can be crowded so planning your journey is important. As in every cosmopolitan city, there are peak times for traffic and these are best avoided if possible. If you’re taking your own car there are parking places all over the city including the Ispark service offered by the municipality. Still, we recommend you get a map.

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The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Istanbul

Especially on hot summer days, everyone wants to eat delicious ice cream while continuing their trip to Istanbul. When you come to Istanbul it’s wise to choose the ice cream shops most popular with the locals. There are many places in Istanbul which are famous for their excellent ice cream, especially in the seaside neighbourhoods. Most of these boutique venues serving ice cream specialties produce the ice creams themselves. If you want to eat ice cream while having a pleasant walk in the city, check out this informative article about The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Istanbul.

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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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