Best things to do in Istanbul in January:
Happy 2013 everyone! After a long pause, we are back & blogging about everything and anything about Istanbul!
January is when istanbulites feel that winter is definitely here! And that’s exactly what we have been feeling for the past week. Istanbul has seen her share of snow for this year, with probably more to come.
So what can one do in Istanbul at this time of the year?
** Well, you can definitely create a snowman, especially by the shores of the Bosphorus, like the one the staff of Aşşk Cafe in Kuruçeşme have created. (above in the picture!)
** Buy an Orhan Pamuk or Elif Şafak novel that is set in Istanbul and sip your warm ‘winter tea’ in one of the many cafe’s of Karaköy or Cihangir. (Definitely check out Ops cafe in Karaköy and Journey in Cihangir)
** Wander through one of the many exhibitions of the city.
Check out what’s on in Pera Museum, Sabanci Museum, Rahmi Koc Museum or Salt Galata.
** Try Turkish wine at Sensus Wine Bar in Galata.
** Listen to local musicians jazzing it at Nardis Jazz Club in Galata.
** And finally enjoy the ‘sale’ period in the local designer stores, located on Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi in Galata.
Ops cafe, Karaköy:
Mumhane Cad. 45/B, Karaköy - Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL
(0212) 245 0288
Akarsu Yokuşu No.21/A, Cihangir - Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL
0212 244 89 89
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65 Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL
0212 334 9900
Arap Camii Mahallesi, Banka sokak, No.11, Karaköy, Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL
0212 334 2200
Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi No.42
0212 277 2200
Rahmi Koç Museum:
Hasköy Cad. No.5 Hasköy, ISTANBUL
0212 369 66 00
Sensus Wine Bar:
Bereketzade Mahallesi Büyükhendek Caddesi No.5, Kuledibi, Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL
0212 245 56 57
Nardis Jazz Club:
Kuledibi Sokak No.14 Galata, Beyoğlu / ISTANBUL