I picked up the October issue of Time Out Istanbul* yesterday an loved the cover story. The feature I really enjoyed was called “Home Sweet Home.” It has brief but very personal accounts of 16 different people commenting on their home, work and neighborhood situations. They answer these questions:
I live in:
I work in:
I get there:
I shop in:
I have fun:
My tips for enjoying life in Istanbul:
The contributors to the piece are men and women…single and married…Turkish, Canadian, American, German, British and Australian…. authors, chefs, entrepreneurs, artists, community organizers, guides, journalists, advertisers, teachers and film makers…. I think the reason I enjoyed the article so much is that it gave me a little glimpse into the lives of 16 people I’d like to meet, but probably never will. It’s fun to take note of lives that are so similar… But so different. Most people of the people in the article seem to share the contentment I experience feeling at home as a foreigner in Turkey despite our vast differences in life-stage, age, lifestyle, work or whatever. I particularly enjoyed reading people’s tips for enjoying life in Istanbul.
I want to recommend that foreigners living in Turkey run out and buy it. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
* Time Out Istanbul is a magazine in English for tourists a similar magazine is available in many destination cities worldwide, I’ve read it a few times in hotels or whatever and haven’t been crazy about the magazine, so don’t take this as a recommendation.