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Guljamal Pirenova

I’m a part time social media manager and full time Istanbul explorer





My story

I like to think that Istanbul is my birthday gift :) First time I came here to celebrate my birthday just for a few days and fell in love with the city immediately. I adore big cities, vibrant energy, diverse mentality, rich history, delicious food and every day I find these in Istanbul. Through the years I kept coming here again and again and finally moved to Istanbul as soon as I got the chance even if it happened right in the middle of global pandemic. I must say I’ve never regretted this decision.

What do I do here?

I’m a part time social media manager and full time Istanbul explorer. I like to discover new places, people and experience every day. When I was on a tourist mode here, I spent few months walking at least 15 km every single day exploring the Istanbul districts one by one, finding out its hidden gems, getting along with the communities and collecting magnificent experience. I have a lot to tell and share with you!

What's the best of my city?

If I could choose only one word describing Istanbul it would be - carefree. The city has that special vibe that makes you feel relaxed and enjoy your life on so many levels. Everyone can find a place to fit. No one is gonna judge you, you just being yourself here. Istanbul is enormously hospital to everyone who is ready to share the positive vibes so be sure you will feel yourself comfortable. With my help of course :) Don’t miss your chance to explore the city’s vibrant atmosphere, stunning architecture, magnificent Bosphorus view, delicious Turkish breakfast and many more unique experiences.

My tours secret sauce

When you are born and raised somewhere you can never pay attention to things and places you see and do on a regular basis. Whereas they often reflect the essence of your culture, help to understand your way of thinking and overall are very important pieces of the whole picture. I will introduce you to these pieces so you can really dive into the Turkish culture should it be the vibrant Bosphorus seaside or Beyoglus’ diverse districts. Just text me and I will find the best suitable route in Istanbul for you.

Places of Interest
Bars and Restaurants
Creative Spaces
Nature and Parks
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Travel Planning


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 Guljamal Pirenova

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