Sundowners: restaurants for a sunset toast

A long and wonderful journey deserves a special farewell. We find a spot away from the crowds, and our traveling companions, to have a reflective evening. This lets us process the special experiences we've shared, and also helps us transition to the trip home. Istanbul, TurkeyWe began this tradition in Istanbul when we discovered the … Continue reading Sundowners: restaurants for a sunset toast

Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul

Right across the street from the renowned Pera Palace rises the Marmara Pera Hotel. On the advice of Korhan, our Istanbul on Food guide, we headed for this hotel on our last night in the city. We took the elevator to the top floor and ascended the narrow stairway to the Mikla rooftop bar. What … Continue reading Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul

Istanbul on Food

A highlight of our time in Istanbul was a foodies tour. The evening walking tour, Twilight in Taksim, gave us the opportunity to get to away from the crowds, and mingle with locals enjoying the city after work. And the food... Our days in Istanbul were packed with visits to museums and mosques. All outstanding … Continue reading Istanbul on Food