I saw a huge deer in the Belgrade Forest, Istanbul

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, I set out on my bike from Bahçeköy with my friends, intending to cycle through the Belgrade Forest towards Göktürk. While passing through the Belgrade Forest, I saw a huge male deer on the right, near the fence (inside the fence). It was lying down near the fence, resting and …

Experience Istanbul Differently: 3 Non-Touristy Activities to do

Istanbul offers more than just its popular tourist attractions. Numerous hidden gems go beyond the typical guidebook recommendations for travelers eager to experience this vibrant city like an “active” local. Here are three non-touristy activities that reveal a different side of Istanbul, providing a unique and enriching experience.

Istanbul Population 2024 [Current and Historic]

Istanbul, one of the most populous cities in the world (its population is over 15 million as of 2024) where the continents of Europe and Asia seamlessly blend, is not just a historical and cultural gem, but also one of the world’s most populous cities. Nestled between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, …