Emrah and I met in Istanbul a five years ago. We are both writers and avid antique collectors and bonded over his spoon collection. We enjoy the odd treasure hunt. During the weekdays, I work as a lecturer at one of the top universities in the country and Emrah works in corporate communications for a private firm. On the weekends, however, we both love exploring the old Turkey, and the historic items that are available in this fascinating city of Istanbul. Emrah is a published author and a collector of old newspapers, postcards and 18th and 19th century documents. I have an affinity for old buttons and tapestries. We aren't "tour guides" per se. We live here, we love it, and we'd love to share it with you.