Where to Find the Best Baklava in New York

The one place I will never skip on my trip to NYC is a small Turkish café at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 52nd St called Güllüoglu. I know I should be hunting down the best NYC bagel or stuffing my face with pizza but instead I keep coming back here like a drug addict…

Istanbul in 24 hours: Spice Market and Best Breakfast Ever

Berna and I wake up in the morning after 4 hours of sleep with the same exact thought: we cannot have breakfast right now! Last night while having meze after meze at dinner we made a perfect plan: wake up, walk to a nearby café for breakfast, take a taxi to local market to get…

Istanbul in 24 Hours: Turkish Coffee and Turkish Meze

Istanbul in my imagination has a color, and the color is greyish blue, the color of water and sky blending together so you can’t separate one from another and it looks like the ships are swimming in clouds and the mosques are growing from water.  For somebody else Istanbul might be sunny, hot and bright….