Monday, 25 July 2016

5 Books about Istanbul

This post goes for all the book lovers out there! Here is a short list of books about Istanbul. The list is not a definite since there are many many books written about this city.

CLICK ON TITLES TO GET MORE INFO ABOUT EACH BOOK.

Orhan Pamuk: Istanbul: Memories and the City

The obvious, Pamuk's book about Istanbul and his childhood memories. It's one of my favourite books of Pamuk and I would certainly recommend it to you after your visit in Istanbul. You can also read it before, but if you are totally unfamiliar with the Turkish history and Istanbul, it might be a bit difficult to read it. An absolute must for all of you who would like to know how Istanbul looked liked twenty, thirty, forty (...) years ago. Nostalgic descriptions of old Istanbul.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Don't say you haven't heard about it!

The smell of coffee.
The smell of fresh roasted coffee.
A lot of coffee.
Coffee with milk.
Morning coffee.
Afternoon coffee.
Evening coffee.
6th to 9th October coffee.

Yes, it's early, but last year tickets were sold out quickly! For those of you, who missed it and for those of us who enjoyed it - save the date:
6-7-8-9 October 2016, Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul

Another coffee festival is just around the corner. You can get more info at their official page. Don't miss it. But, be careful, coffee overdose is a dangerous thing.






Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Moje življenje v Turčiji....

Zakaj ravno Turčija? Kaj pa varnost? Kaj pa odnos do žensk? Jih spoštujejo? Ali je za ženske varno? Lahko potuješ sama? Kaj pa islam? Moraš nositi burko?? Ali moraš postati musliman, če se želiš poročiti v Turčiji? Ali je turščina težka? Ali Turki uporabljajo arabsko abecedo? 

To je samo nekaj vprašaj, ki so/ste mi jih zastavili že ničkolikokrat. Nekaj odgovorov si lahko preberete v spodnjih intervjujih oziroma mojih zapisih na drugih spletnih straneh.

Prijetno branje!





Saturday, 2 April 2016

Study in Turkey #2.1: Interview

Hi guys!

Many of you asked me to write more about interview experience for Turkiye burslari /Turkey Scholarship. Here is a new post, dedicated only to interview questions. Please, write your comments to this post and share your interview experince. Don't forget to write your country and level of studies. When I get enough comments, I will write down all your experiences in a form of a post. You can also subscribe to my blog, add me to Google circles and follow me on Facebook - Istanbul Konstantinopel. Like this, you will not miss any post and update.


Where and when are the Turkey Scholarship interviews held????
Firstly, let me tell you something about the time of interview. As you can see at the calendar for 2016, interviews will be held from April until June.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Another Festival for Film Lovers

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Just one month passed, since the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival and here it comes another film festival. The 35th Istanbul Film Festival will start on April 7th and will last for 10 days. Another great event for film lovers in Istanbul. Unlike the previous, the movies at the 35th Istanbul Film Festival will be screened in 10 cinemas around Istanbul.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Akcija letalskih kart Ljubljana - Istanbul!

Po januarski akciji (glej spodaj) je Turkish Airlines v marcu ponovno pripravil akcijo za lete na relaciji Ljubljana - Istanbul. Akcija se izteče 27. marca ob polnoči. In velja za lete v aprilu, maju in juniju! (V juniju le, povratek, če je vezan na odhodu v mesecu maju).

Cena 109$/99€

Istanbul je odlična prestopna točka za lete v Azijo in tudi latinsko Ameriko.
Podrobnejše informacije o letalskih kartah najdeš tukaj.



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Pray for #Turkey, pray for the #World

Sur, Diyarbakır (gazetevatan.com)
V zadnjih mesecih se teroristični napadi v Turčiji kar vrstijo. Od julija 2015, ko se je zgodil samomorilski napad v pretežno kurdskem Suruçu, so oboroženi spopadi na vzhodu Turčije praktično stalnica. O spopadih med DHPK-C oziroma PKK-jem in turško vojsko tuji mediji poročajo le izjemoma, kot da se sploh nič ne dogaja. O tej ''nevidni'' vojni si več lahko preberete tukaj. Tudi turški mediji o tem skoraj ne poročajo. Turški mediji pogosto poročajo le o številkah padlih vojakov (t.i. şehit, mučenik), ki se borijo v Diyarbakırju in ostalih, pretežno kurdskih mestih na vzhodu in jugovzhodu Turčije.