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Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Carpetblogger
As a noted Art Person, we’re unlikely pass up an opportunity to check out Moscow’s contemporary art scene. It’s even more unlikely that we would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Carpetblogger
It's hard to make friends in a new country! So when we noticed that the convenience store around the corner from our flat has a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Carpetblogger
During my last two weeks in Istanbul, I am taking care of business that would be impossible/too expensive/tortuous to accomplish elsewhere, particularly France. One of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Carpetblogger
How do you know you haven't?
It's not like anyone writes Carpetblog anymore, or reads it, but ten years of reports from Crapistan seem worthy of a passing mention, right? Carpetblog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Carpetblogger
We caught up recently with the Adventurous Ladies' Dining Club, which we've heard is the hottest new eating trend in the greater Galata/Cihangir area. Why... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Carpetblogger
All the time, people ask, “Carpetblogger, can you please explain Turknology? I think you popularized the term, didn’t you?" Yes. Yes, we can and we... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Carpetblogger
Back in the day, we moved to Istanbul because it was a convenient, reasonably cheap, convivial place to base oneself while one conducted one's professional... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Carpetblogger
We've said it before: we're tired of blogging. We're rarely inspired anymore. We can hardly come up with a thought that's so sophisticated and insightful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Carpetblogger
Sayın Anadolu Agency! When we read the advertisement for English-speaking reporters on your website, we knew we had to apply in One Minute. It would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Carpetblogger
Dear Carpetblogger: I'm a writer and I will soon arrive in Turkey to cover the Gezi Park protests -- super excited. I haven't been there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Carpetblogger
In a shocking announcement coming after a weekend visit to Moscow, the foremost chronicler of Devushka Style and the Wikipedia of Slutty Dressing, declared today... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Carpetblogger
A fan suggested the other day that Carpetblog has been too nice lately and that perhaps, due to unspecified reasons, the edge has dulled. We... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Carpetblogger
We have been closely following the controversies in which Turkish Airlines has embroiled itself recently: that its proposed new uniforms are ugly, and that it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Carpetblogger
When not watching Russian dashcam videos, we have been following the European horsemeat scandale with enthusiasm. Despite having had a close relationship with a number... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Carpetblogger
It's no secret that we have a poorly concealed ladycrush on Georgia. We have written about it frequently, so much so that some of our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Carpetblogger
The availability of kegs and growlers heralds a seismic shift in party-having!
In the event that an Istanbul expat doesn't want to go out to eat Turkish food -- something that is extremely unlikely because everyone agrees... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Turkey's Great Leader recently floated the idea of the "Lira Zone," a TL-based currency bloc alternative to the Euro Zone. Finally! Turkey has a leader... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Calling Istanbul the Whitest City in the World is probably unfair to some city in Ukraine but if you've ever danced at a Turkish wedding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Were you as sad as we were to hear that Cafe Euro, the only source of legitimate Georgian food in Istanbul, had closed? Well, little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Dear Carpetblogger: I recently read an article with that exact headline and I got worried! Is a minority attempting to use legislation to limit the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Dear Carpetblogger: Wow, it's super hot in Istanbul in July. I am looking for a cool way to hang out with my friends, avoid the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Carpetblogger
Dear Carpetblogger: I know that Istanbul is the bridge between East and West and I love Orhan Pamuk. I would love to get a cool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2012 at Carpetblogger