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Faun deHenry

Explorer and out-of-the-box thinker

My story

Istanbul is my adopted hometown. I arrived in early 2020 and fell in love with the city's history, its architecture, the food, and (most of all) its people. Since my arrival, I've had the opportunity to explore many of Istanbul's neighborhoods, each special in its own way.

What do I do here?

I've been travelling off and on for most of my life. In late 2017 I decided to travel permanently and began my journey in South America. In 2019 I explored parts of Asia, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. I started exploring countries in the Mediterranean and Black Seas in 2020 and decided to make Istanbul my home.

What's the best of my city?

When a traveller first arrives in Istanbul, it feels important to see the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and all of the sights one reads about. What I love about Istanbul is its neighborhoods. Each one has a unique character and at least one or two aspects that make it special.

My tours secret sauce

I consider living in Istanbul a gift! It is my adopted hometown and I love sharing its marvels. This city straddles the European and Asian continents, and you can see how that affects everything, not only in Istanbul, but Turkey as a whole. Do you want to explore architecture or cuisine or history/geopolitics? Let’s explore together Istanbul’s special sights and neighborhoods! You tell me what interests you and I’ll craft a tour with activities that move at your pace and will make your visit memorable.

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This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.

Whole day


For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.

½ day


Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.

Discover Istanbul with Faun deHenry

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