Istanbul, Turkey

Hookah & Local Tastes of IST

with Merve E.

13 reviews

Merve E.

As a local, I know great places to blend in Istanbul. First I'll take to you a great local hookah spot where we can smoke hookah with locals and sip tea.

Then we'll head up to Karaköy. We will walk down the Galata Bridge watch the fishermen fishing. After we will get a delicious Balık Ekmek (Fish Sandwich) from street.Or we can go to literally the best Baklava place in Istanbul!

We'll use the second oldest tram to go up to the Tunell where we can check Galata Tower or walk on Istiklal Street.

Hookah, Tea, transportation

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Merve E.

Down The Rabbit Hole Once upon a time, there was a girl who decided to become a mighty translator, she fought evil (like; witches, exams and final test; thesis) all for 4 years then she became what she wanted, by the time she achieved she understood she didn’t want it so much, she remembered her dreams like to be a belly dancer and an astronaut, travelling the world and for one of the dream it was not so late. Well, it was not belly dancing. It was travelling, so she did, she left her land and sailed to the wonderland, where she could be a princess in the day time and be pirate at nights. Okay, not everything was so magical. I studied Translation and Interpreting and decided to work in cruise ships as a youth counselor (playing with kids and stuff) so that I can see the world, meet crazy new people and on top of that make some money:) After this I have lived in Poland and worked in a school for 7 months. Then this crazy idea came to my mind to apply for Emirates airline and i did. Now here i am in Dubai! The land of biggest, the most and largest :) I can still help you to organise trips around Istanbul or Turkey, or if you are around Dubai let me know I can show you around :) Cheers, Merve Full profile

13 Reviews

Kyle P.

I had a great afternoon with Merve! We went to quite a few cool places and spots that I wouldn't have found on my own. It was raining, and Merve was really flexible, so we did some other things I had on my to-do list, such as go to the Grand Bazaar and spice markets, and she even helped me bargain! And the hookah place was really cool! I totally recommend this for anyone looking for a really personal experience with a really great local.

Juliann L.

Hookah is always fun to do, but even more fun sitting with locals and people watching. Merve knows places that aren't bogged down with tourists and are great to relax and soak in the sites.

Yoke L.

Merve is a great guide! Not will you hang out where the locals do and eat where all the locals eat on this tour, you will have great fun and enjoyable conversation with Merve. Thank you Merve for showing me around charming Istanbul! I hope I can come back soon.

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