Hi, I’m Djamel


Hi, I’m Djamel

I’ve lived in Istanbul for 2 years

I speak English, Arabic and some French

I am English Teacher


Hey there! I'm Eko, your friendly local host here in Istanbul. When I'm not busy exploring Istanbul's hidden gems, you can find me hopping from one restaurant or café to another, penning down reviews like a seasoned self-proclaimed food critic. I am an avid theater fan, soaking in the culture and arts scene. Museums, old alleyways, you name it—I really love uncovering every facet of this mesmerizing city. Consider me your go-to Istanbul enthusiast. Whether you're craving culinary delights, looking for a nature retreat, or itching to dive into the city's rich history, I've got you covered. And with my deep knowledge of both the European and Asian sides, you'll feel like a local in no time. So, if you're looking for a genuine Istanbul experience, let's explore together—I promise you'll feel right at home.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Political history Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Vegetarian food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Painting Traditional art Indigenous art Art history Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Sports photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Baroque architecture Ottoman architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Country music Folk music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Reggae Indie music

Experiences I love to host