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Locals Share Their Istanbul Experiences – Dilara Inan Özbay
Posted By Erlend Geerts On April 16, 2013 @ 4:45 pm In Locals Share | No Comments
Every month we ask an Istanbul local the same ten questions. This way you can hear firsthand what they love and hate about the city, and learn about the best places to wine, dine and shop in town.
Today Dilara Inan Özbay, aged between 26-35 and active in the technology sector as a Marcam Specialist, shares her Istanbul secrets.
I live in Kemerburgaz. This area is located 20 minutes outside the city center, but it is very green and quiet.
First of all wake up a bit later, and head for Bebek  to have a nice brunch, followed by a boat tour along the Bosphorus.
I would take first time visitors to Sultanahmet so they can see the major tourist attractions. I would also guide them through the Grand Bazaar for a shopping spree and get them acquainted with Turkish bargaining.
As you could guess, I’m fond of the Grand bazaar where you can find almost anything. I also like shopping at vintage stores in Cihangir.
I would recommend jewelry with the evil-eye theme.
I really enjoy having dinner at 360  in Beyoğlu. The food is delicious and the panoramic views are wonderful.
I’m sure it’s a cliché, but we have so many types of kebap  that you should try a few different ones.
My favorite drink is Mojito, which I prefer to enjoy in 360 or Nuteras .
I have no favorite bar or night club. I enjoy the nightlife  in Blackk, Nomads or Al Jamal. Alternatively, I like to visit the pubs and restaurants lined up on Asmalımescit Street, close to Tünel (the end of Istiklal Caddesi).
What I love about Istanbul is its cosmopolitan character, with a nice mix of modern and old parts and buildings. I hate the traffic though.
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 Bebek: http://www.wittistanbul.com/magazine/bebek-istanbuls-trendy-village-along-the-bosphorus/
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 360: http://360istanbul.com/eng/index1.html
 many types of kebap: http://www.wittistanbul.com/magazine/what-kebap-to-eat-while-visiting-istanbul/
 Nuteras: http://www.nupera.com.tr/restaurant/nuteras
 nightlife: http://www.wittistanbul.com/magazine/top-10-night-clubs-in-istanbul/
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