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Experience Little Syria in Istanbul!

Fatih, Turkije

Controleer voor het boeken de plaatselijke COVID-19-beperkingen

Ervaring georganiseerd door Shaza

2 uur
Inclusief eten, drankjes
Maximaal 10 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Join us for a walk in the Little Syria enclave and learn the history of how this neighborhood has changed since the Syrian refugee crisis. See first-hand how Syrians are making their mark here, discuss its relevancy to the global migration debate, and experience their world (including food!) for a few hours.

Depending on group interest you will:
-Enjoy the best falafel and manakeesh in all of Istanbul
-Discover local Syrian shops and goods
-Be able to point out Syrian shops on your own, while understanding the long trade history between Syria and Turkey
-Learn the difference between Turkish and Syrian coffee
-Eat lunch at a restaurant straight out of Aleppo
-Understand the legal, economic, housing, and social challenges facing the Syrian population
-Participate in a question and answer session directly with a refugee (subject to availability)

Please note that this is an informal walk and not a tour. You are simply joining us for an outing in Little Syria.

P.S. We were interviewed! https://www.ledevoir.com/vivre/voyage/560273/voyage-dans-le-petit-damas-turc
Other things to note
The Q&A with a refugee is done at the end of the walk and is subject to their availability
Join us for a walk in the Little Syria enclave and learn the history of how this neighborhood has changed since the Syrian refugee crisis. See first-hand how Syrians are making their mark here, discuss its relevancy to the global migration debate, and experience their world (including food!) for a few hours.

Depending on group interest you will:
-Enjoy the best falafel and manakeesh in all of Istanbul
-Discover local Syrian…

Wat Shaza doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.
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Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Eten
    Small bites
  • Drankjes
    1 water bottle per guest
Vanaf €16
per persoon
Geen datums beschikbaar

Dit is je host, Shaza

Verhuurt sinds 2015 op Airbnb
  • 13 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
Shaza is a Syrian-American with a Masters degree in Urban Planning and International Development, and a focus on migration. She first arrived in Istanbul in 2015 for a volunteer trip to teach and mentor Syrian refugee students.

Since then, she stayed in Istanbul researching the integration of the Syrian population and the way it's changing the city's landscape, culture, food, and future.

Ahmad is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Istanbul 6 years ago. Since then, he's lived in Fatih and watched it change over the years. He also works in the humanitarian field and hosts his own Airbnb cooking class.

One of our favorite neighborhoods in all of Istanbul is Little Syria and we hope to make you just as passionate about it as we are!
Shaza is a Syrian-American with a Masters degree in Urban Planning and International Development, and a focus on migration. She first arrived in Istanbul in 2015 for a volunteer trip to teach and mentor Syrian refugee students.

Since then, she stayed in Istanbul researching the integration of the Syrian population and the way it's changing the city's landscape, culture, food, and future.

Ahmad is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Istanbul 6 years ago. Since then, he's lived…
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Om veilig te betalen en communiceren, is het belangrijk dat je altijd gebruik maakt van de Airbnb-website of -app. Meer informatie

Waar je naartoe gaat

Start: Emniyet—Fatih Metro station
-Walk up towards "Shawam" street
-Shop in the Syrian "Şam Çarşı"
End: at Yusuf Paşa tram station or for lunch at Salloura Oğlu

Beoordeeld met een 4,69 uit 5 op basis van 13 recensies.

Stig
juni 2019
A bit sad that we book a walk with Shaiza, and then we got a message it’s not her doing it. The tour was hosted by Ahmed, a refugee from Damascus. Really great guy, but I think he could give the guest a bit more info on what the plan is for the walk. A lot of it seemed very random, and several things did not work bc of ramadan. Rather than him telling us stuff, we had to ask him a lot of questions to get him to tell us. And fortunately, only a few of the guests turned up, because this would have been impossible with the ten people who had booked! We learned some interesting stuff from Ahmed, and he told us about his experience and life, but very little about the «big picture». This was his first time hosting this walk, but he seemed a bit uninspired, which was sad. I really like the concept, but the execution could have been quite a bit better, I think.
A bit sad that we book a walk with Shaiza, and then we got a message it’s not her doing it. The tour was hosted by Ahmed, a refugee from Damascus. Really great guy, but I think he…
Keiran
juni 2019
This was a great experience Ahmed was friendly and knowledgeable- he crafted the experience around our interests and took the time to answer alll our questions- he also bargained on my behalf! Thank you!
Kevin
april 2019
Shaza is incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of the community. She gave us a perspective that we couldnt get anywhere else. Her stories were engaging and powerful. Highly recommended l!
Katie
april 2019
The trip to little Syria in Istanbul is definitely an important experience. Shaza did a great job describing the history of Syrians in Istanbul and the relationship between Syrians and Turkish locals. The lunch at the end was a great touch.
Janelle
april 2019
Awesome experience..really interesting and informative..delicious food and drinks..great to meet a real "undocumented" Syrian living in Istanbul.. .provided a unique perspective to this issue. Highly recommended.
Sean
maart 2019
Shaza’s experience is really unique! She is very passionate about Syrian culture and food. We got to meet Syrian refugees and get a glimpse into their lifestyle in Turkey. I highly recommend this experience if you want to see a different side of Istanbul and try some delicious food along the way.
Shaza’s experience is really unique! She is very passionate about Syrian culture and food. We got to meet Syrian refugees and get a glimpse into their lifestyle in Turkey. I highly…

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Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

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Er kunnen maximaal 10 gasten van 14 jaar en ouder deelnemen. Ouders mogen ook kinderen jonger dan twee jaar meenemen.

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