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Beach Review : Tirmata Beach Club -Kilyos

As many families in Istanbul, we have been on the prowl looking for "safe" family fun day options to enjoy the summer amidst the risk of Coronavirus. We came across Tirmata beach club in Kilyos as a good option for a beach day as was shared on my local Mom's group. We had fantastic day there yesterday and here is my review and info. Covid measures: Standard- temperature check at the entrance, masks worn by staff, masks mandated for guests in certain places (but not enforced). Chairs placed apart with some distance. Markings in the restaurant about where to stand in queues. Price: 75 TL (weekend) with children under a certain age free (mine were under 4). This is in the upper range of beach club prices in the area - but we selected it specifically with the hopes of superior safety and upkeep- which is largely delivered. Taxi from Istanbul (Etiler) cost us 100TL one way, via taxi. When we were ready to leave, they called us a taxi and we waited just 15 minute

Spice up your Istanbul life: Takeaway Asian food is here!

Great news for spice lovers- after many years of having really few authentic options for Indo-Pakistani (Asian/Desi) food (especially the takeaway kind) in Istanbul, I just came across a few new places offering amazing food, delivering to most areas across Istanbul. Some are homemade family run businesses and others are restaurants. They are all halal (as claimed by Muslim owners). Here is a handy list I compiled with feedback from what I have tasted myself as well as what my friends shared with me. You can contact each place directly to get their menu details and latest offers. Heres an end to our spice-deprived days, yay! Takeaways Chicken biryani 1. Pakıstani Turkish food point Owner:  Parivish Essenyurt. Delivery  20TL. Starters, biryanis, curries, drinks. WhatsApp : 0552 532 20 91 Review: Chicken Biryani- delicious Mutton Karahi- pricey at 70TL but absolutely delicious. Samoosas (frozen) - ok, not the same pastry (purr) we use back home, but did the job Spr