Hi, I’m Pinar


Hi, I’m Pinar

I’ve lived in Istanbul for 30 years

I speak English

I am Journalist


Hi there! I'm Pinar, your friendly local host here in Istanbul. One of my favorite pastimes is wandering through the ancient quarters, unraveling the layers of history one cobblestone at a time. The city's romantic charm captivates me, especially on the Princess Islands and along the mesmerizing Bosphorus. Cruising with loved ones from the island to Sariyer is a treat I always enjoy, and being nestled between Taksim and the chic Nisantasi shopping district, I know these neighborhoods like the back of my hand. As an Istanbul guru, I'm always delighted to share the city's wonders with friends from all over. From historical gems to cozy eateries and top-notch events, I've got you covered. So, whether you're seeking a hidden gem or simply want to soak in the city's allure, let me show you the magic of Istanbul. I can't wait to show you around.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Communication and media Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Wildlife Hikes Political history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Local beers High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Traditional drinks Contemporary art Art history Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Action photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Post-modern architecture Gothic architecture Baroque architecture Ottoman architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music Reggae Metal music

Experiences I love to host