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Martina Korkmaz
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Never Stop Exploring - Life, Love & Travel
Never Stop Exploring - Life, Love & Travel

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There are many gems along the Golden Horn and Kurşunlu Han is one of them. Embedded in a labyrinth of streets selling hardware, hydraulic machinery and fishing nets, Kurşunlu Han (also known as Rüstem Pasha Caravanserai) was once an inn for merchant…
Kurşunlu Han
Kurşunlu Han
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Galata Mevlevihanesi is Istanbul’s sixth oldest Sufi lodge located just up the street from Galata Tower. It is part of a large complex which includes a courtyard, drinking fountain, tombs and a cemetery.  The cemetery is full of stones with graceful…
Galata Mevlevihanesi
Galata Mevlevihanesi
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There is a fountain inside of you. Don’t walk around with an empty bucket. – Rumi In the 17th century, there were more than 10,000 public fountains in Istanbul. During the 16th century, Istanbul’s water system was improved and the government began to…

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“For a new font to be successful it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.” ― Stanley Morison I have a thing for fonts. To me, each font had its own character and carries its own meaning. While I was exploring my neighbourhood I…
Hand Cut Fonts of Fener
Hand Cut Fonts of Fener
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Always with Love, Martina

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My mother loves to poke around in antique markets and shops, looking for things that she can upcycle, refinish and re-imagine. Our home gowing up was always a creative home. She has was been a source of inspiration for me and she has always encouraged me…

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The only way home is along the Golden Horn and sometimes when the weather is nice, I walk it instead of taking the bus. One day as I was walking I spotted pieces of the old ruined walls along the edge of the major road and I became curious. I found out…

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I have always said that my life is magic. A few weeks ago I had asked Istanbul for a home, not knowing where it would be. I had mapped out certain areas, believing that I had complete control over the situation but Istanbul had other plans and I knew that…

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Sometimes I feel like I am living two lives – an inner and an outer life and both equally strong. For the past year and a half, my intuition has been much stronger. The voice of it much clearer and I wonder why that is. Is it because I have tried hard to…
Joyful Wisdom
Joyful Wisdom
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I slip in and out of the chaos of this city dressed in black. Always dressed in black. The cats, they relax into it. I pass them posed as sphinxes on almost every street. They remain still in the chaotic flow as if they know something I don’t. And then…
Eminönü
Eminönü
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