The Sabiha Gökçen Istanbul Airport is attracting more and more passengers every year. Unfortunately, Sabiha Gökçen is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, well outside the city center. Unless your hotel has arranged for a free airport pick-up, you will need to find transportation from the airport to your hotel. From the Sabiha Gökçen […]


Public transportation in Istanbul has improved for the better over the past few years. Most people still take taxis to commute between the various points of interest, but it’s often not the best choice. In this article I’ll point out the benefits of using public transportation, what the common lines are for tourists, when they […]


Starting November 2012 Taksim will never be the same place anymore. To make Taksim Square a pedestrian only zone, huge construction works are taking place (see video below). The main idea of this project is to clear out the traffic chaos around the square. But here is the catch, for the time being life in […]


Istanbul Kart (Istanbul Card) is in essence an all-round public transportation boarding pass. To immediately answer the question raised in the title: yes it is worth getting one if you plan to use (the advantages of) public transportation multiple times during your stay in Istanbul. So, unless you prefer to do everything on foot or […]


Istanbul, just like Rome, is built on seven hills. So, when you’re exploring the city on foot – which is the best way – at one point or another you will be challenged with a rather steep slope to reach your destination. This is for instance the case if you’re coming from Eminönü after visiting […]