Seckin Kucukkkancabas, People's Istanbul
- 19.06.2014 01:42:30
[caption id="attachment_785" align="alignleft" width="215"] Seçkin Küçükkancabaş[/caption] Peoples Istanbul Interviews Seçkin Küçükkancabaş , 33 Mobile Content Developer, Musician Can you tell about the first memories you have in Istanbul? Were you born in here or came after? First of all I wasn't born in Istanbul but I've been living in here for about 20 years now. My first memory is we are driving through the trees over the Dolmabahce road and I was amazed with the view. 2. Share your best suggestions on where to go to a dinner especially for the Turkish tastes? That depends on the approach, I mean if we're talking about the traditional Ottoman cuisine, I'd definitely say Hacı Abdullah in Taksim; if you'd like to try the kebab you should try the Çamlık Restaurant in Etiler or Kenan Usta in Taksim and my favourite fish-meze restaurants are HayatMemat in Besiktas (not the bazaar restaurants) and Poseidon in Bebek. 3. What's your favorite way to spend a rainy day in Istanbul? Istanbul goes crazy when it rains so I'd say stay at home or wherever you are at the moment. 4. What about the day you cant forget in Istanbul? It was more than 10 years ago, one summer day me and my 2 best friends went to a beach party in Kilyos where Teoman (a Turkish singer) jumped on the stage and gave an amazing random performance and afterwards we drove back to our favorite restaurant in Sarıyer (which is closed a few years later) for a raki-fish and it was late already but we didn't stop, continue the night driving to Pupa club in Arnavutköy, following to that we went to Kemancı Bar and at the end we found out ourselves in Kızılkayalar around 6 in the morning with 5 total stranger who stayed at my place over the next few days. 5. Tell us about your secret places or just one hidden gem in Istanbul? Abbasağa Park is not that hidden but I love it there anyway. 6. The music. What can you tell about the places you go to listen quality music as your choices? Personally I'd prefer the oldskool rock venues which don't exist anymore but upcoming Babylon Stage in Bomonti will be my next favorite I believe. 7. How would you spend an ideal Sunday in Istanbul? Just to stay at home or you like to step outside? Staying at home (mine or friends) with friends is the best way just like rainy days, Istanbul is mad on Sundays. Also I'd recommend the Maçka Park Dolmabahçe Palace Besiktas route for a sunny day plan, safe and desolate enough to feel in or out of the city. 8. Whats the most funny experience you had in public? A friend of mine just moved back from Australia, where he'd lived for over 15 years back then, we met to go to Ortaköy and we needed to cross the road and then he asked me where is the nearest zebra crossing and I was like what do you mean, we don't have zebras here in Istanbul and he explained me the meaning of it and then I said I know it may seem confusing my friend, we have zebra-crossings here but they are useless, just wait for the right moment and run as fast as you can 9. Is there any chance to avoid the noise of this city without going out of it? Any silence places to hide? Not that I know, but in Abbasağa Park I feel calm. 10. After all, what can you tell about this city to a complete stranger? As a pedestrian be very careful, here whichever has bigger mass, it has the priority on the roads (trucks =>buses=> minibuses=>cars=>motorbikes=>bikes and if you're lucky you the pedestrian).