Things to do in Istanbul!

Istanbul is the only city in the world that has two different continents, it is huge. You will fall in love with it the moment you step out of the airport, which in my case was Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

There are thousands of hotels and other tourist-oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and visiting professionals. The city is alive day & night so you can expect heavy traffic and a busy airport.

If this is your first visit then you will need to know where to go and have a plan already, i stayed at the Alkoclar Keban 4 stars hotel, it’s exactly a min away from the main Taksim Square and nearby almost everything you might need from Metros to other attractions.

The hotel was a great start for my vacation from staff to cleanliness and location, totally recommended!

I’ll list down some of the activities/attractions you should not miss in your visit to this fascinating city.

  • Taksim square, Isteqlal Avenue (only a minute from the hotel, packed with restaurants, cafes, stores, nightclubs and busy on weekends).
  • Blue Mosque,  Hagia Sophia & Topkapi palace (near Sultanahmet area, entry fee is 30TL about 15 US Dollars, book your ticket online or at the hotel to avoid staying in line for hours).
  • Eminönü District (Eminönü has many historical mosques and buildings such as the mentioned above plus Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and The new mosque).
  • Bosphorus Ferry Cruise Tour (probably the most overlooked Istanbul tourist attraction).
  • Istanbul’s Street Food (Kestane, Corn, Oysters, Kumpir Potato, Simit, Shawerma & surely the Turkish sweets almost in every shop).
  • Istanbul’s Night Life (Isteqlal Avenue is filled with your average nightclubs such as Lupe, Olympics, Indigo which i did not really enjoy other than that you will find 360, Riddim & Reina to be just great).

 That was a quick guide that i thought might help some of you to explore the city, there is way more than that in Istanbul, trust me this city will leave you speechless!

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Sensation will make it’s debut in Dubai this fall!

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The news is now already a month old but i just found out about it, Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event which originated in the Netherlands. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam ArenA for a period of five years until 2005, will now debut in Dubai and to be outdoor for the first time!

Mark your calenders and dress up all in white on Friday the 31st of October 2014. This will be the very first outdoor Sensation event in history, it will also be the the first time the event is held in the Middle East.

Bookings and more news will soon be available through the website.

صور لبطلة لبنان جاكي شمعون في روسيا تثير جدلا واسعا

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أثارت المتزلجة اللبنانية جاكي شمعون، التي تمثل بلادها في الألعاب الرياضية الشتوية في مدينة سوتشي الروسية، بلبلة في الوسط الرياضي اللبناني، بعد أن انتشرت صور ومقاطع فيديو تظهرها وهي تتعرى في جلسة تصوير علنية.

وأوضحت جاكي في بيان لها، أن هذه الصور لم تؤخذ في سوتشي حيث تمثل لبنان في الأولمبياد الشتوي، بل كانت ضمن جلسة تصوير خاصة بمجلة رياضية نمساوية كانت تحضر لرزنامة تضم عدة رياضيين من عدة بلدان. وأوضحت أن هذه الصور أخذت منذ ثلاث سنوات.

وأعربت عن حزنها لانتشار الصور الآن، والضجة التي أثارتها، مؤكدة أن الصور النهائية لجلسة التصوير مختلفة تماماً عما يتداول حالياً. واعتذرت جاكي لمواطنيها، مقرة أن “لبنان بلد محافظ، وهذه ليست الصورة التي تعكس ثقافتنا. أتفهم تماماً إذا ما رغبتم في توجيه الانتقادات”

ولكن بالطبع كعادة الشعب اللبناني المنقسم بالاراء فقد بدأ بعض الشباب والشابات بتشجيع البطلة بإطلاق هاشتاق تحت مسمى #Stripforjackie ولاقت الكثير من الاستحسان من البعض.

Spain High-speed Train Crash Caught on Tape

train crashA Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks, killing 80 people and maiming dozens more, according to eyewitness accounts and video footage obtained Thursday.

Security cameras caught this video when just before seconds of the train crash.

Pictures Of Year’s Biggest Full Moon

slide_304653_2606017_freeDid you get the chance to see the full moon yesterday? oh well, I gathered some spectacular images from this dazzling phenomenon that happens only once every year.

Definition of Supermoon: (Link)

BBM Finally on iPhone & Andoid ماسنجر بلاكبيري قريبا على الايفون والاندرويد

BBM-iPhone-AndroidThis time RIM put an end to all these rumors, the news is now official the famous BBM will be coming to iPhone, Android devices this summer and for free.

“CEO Thorsten Heins announced BBM will soon be available on Android and iOS. The messaging app will launch globally this summer. This is a huge move for BlackBerry as it brings BB10′s strongest feature to literally hundreds of millions of potential users.”

Do you think Blackberry will survive the battle after having their so-called super messaging app available also on other devices? I say Farewell BB 😀

Source: Link

Armin’s 5th Artist Album ‘Intense’ is Out!

CoverFor those who have been waiting patiently for this album, it is now out on iTunes for $11.99 only. Am definitly sure this one will be stuck on my playlist for at least 6 months.

Buy the Album: iTunes

Below is one of the good songs available in this album