This is an area in the closest mountain Aytepe. Ii is only 20 km far from the city but you can already escape from the hot weather. There are many places where you can have a picnic. We stopped at a restaurant where I ate very delicious kavarma( meat with tomatoes prepared in an earthen dish ). Later they served us tea in the nearest park where we...more
Sekapark is the biggest park probably in Izmit. Unfortunately we had time to visit it only in the nights but it was still beautiful. It is located along the Marmara Sea, it’s very quiet and cool in the evenings. Some cafes are working 24 hours and it’s always nice to have a cup of Turkish tea in a good company.more
It’s a fast food restaurant on the main street. They always have at least 8-10 ready meals and you can pick whatever you want. But if you don’t like spice be very careful and look for a dish without peppers. They always put spice peppers. And better go and eat upstairs, there is an air conditioner and a view to the mosque.more
Unfortunately I visited it my last night in Izmit. It seems to be kind of rock bar but also they had a little stage and played some local pop music. People there were coming to have fun.
You’ll say what is so unusual about the tea - the way they prepare it. They have 2 pots and the smaller one is put on the top of the bigger and it covers it. In the bigger one they put water and in the smaller they put tea leaves with less water.It has to boil and it’s ready to be served. Be careful to use special cups for the tea and pure half of...more
Izmit city, northwestern Turkey. It lies near the head of Izmit Gulf of the Sea of Marmara. The city spreads across several hills and over a narrow plain that contains its commercial and industrial sections. Originally a Megarian city founded in the 8th century BC and called Astacus (or Olbia), it achieved its greatest fame as Nicomedia, built c....more
Pls pray for the souls of everybody who passed away with earthquakes in Izmit and surrounding.....whatever your religion is they are always welcome at God's level..We are all brother and sisters.. very close keens of humanity.....Thank you.... The Watch Tower or Saat Kulesi a symbol of Ýzmit , I have lived very close to this beautifull tower...more