If you do not want to spend this weekend at home in bed, various upbeat weekend activities from Home Escape Games to special workshops await you
The weather is changing, and days are filled with work and haste. For many, our only recreation is on the weekend, for which we wait with longing the whole working week. Although we look forward to the weekend, Monday through Friday, we tend to spend it sleeping or resting in our cozy beds since we have no actual plans. Even though we are determined to get away from the city center to have some contact with nature, it is usually too hard to get up, get dressed, pack a bag and hit the road. So most of us stay at home.
This weekend is the chance to break this cycle and find the most cheerful activity around town. For those who want to experience something different and have the most entertaining weekend, here are our suggestions that you do not want to miss!
1 Pretend to be Sherlock Holmes: Home Escape Game: For those who live in Istanbul, home escape may be the most thrilling and entertaining game available on weekends. No one wants to get locked in a room, unless they are one of these "escape rooms." Escape room games that many people play online can now be visited in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district. To play escape room games, you must have two or more people, but the game is more entertaining with more friends. When you get locked in a home, you only have 60 minutes to escape. There are codes and clues in every room in the house, and the game wants you to find them to escape. It is a team game, and it is important to decode objects and messages as fast as you can. Home escape is the most entertaining activity on cold and rainy days. To feel as if you have been in an action movie, this is the most thrilling and adventurous game.
When you manage to escape, you can reward yourselves with a cup of tea in one of the boutique cafes around Beyoğlu and discuss how much fun the game was!
You should not forget to make an online reservation to play the home escape room via the website: www.evdenfirar.com. The price of the game is TL 100 for two people, TL 120 for three, TL 140 for four and TL 150 for five persons.
2 Learn how to sail: Sailing Courses: Those who live near the seaside but never find an opportunity to enjoy it on weekdays should try to discover how sailing feels on the weekend. Surrounded by three seas on its coasts, Turkey is a perfect place to learn how to sail. Sailing is an activity of unity and teamwork. While learning how to sail, you and your friends will also learn the power of being part of a team. There are many sailing courses in seaside Turkish towns, and many of them do not oblige you to attend many weeks of lessons. You should first learn sailing as a beginner, and if you enjoy it, you should continue. But be careful: When you get a taste of how thrilling and adventurous it is, you will not be able to stick to just one weekend's sailing. If you are afraid to sail on the sea as a beginner, never fear, since professional sailors will be there to help you. Sailing is the best way for those who live in seaside towns to get away from the city rush, to touch the place where sea meets sky.
For those who live in Istanbul, Hedef Yelken and Marmara Spor Club are among the best clubs to learn how to sail. But if you want to see another city and be close to Istanbul, you can also attend İzmit Yelken Club's sailing workshops. Other seaside towns, including İzmir, Aydın, Antalya, Trabzon etc., also have sailing clubs that you can attend. The cost of sailing may be a little expensive, and some of the courses may have some conditions attached, so it is better if you find the closest sailing club and receive information about their courses prior to making a decision.
3 Enjoy while learning: Workshops: Workshops are an increasing trend around the world, as they allow you to learn and enjoy yourself at the same time. We all have to deal with many business activities, such as business workshops and seminars on weekdays, but the pleasure of learning something of your own choice -- not because you have to -- is priceless. Since courses are spread over just one or two days, it does not occupy all of your time, but allows you to develop your hobbies and learn about things you are interested in. Even for those who do not have specific hobbies in mind, there is a wide range of workshops - from soap making, cupcake decorating to sushi making. If you want to learn something about the kitchen, then sushi, Italian cuisine, chocolate making, tomato-paste making and global chef workshops are the best choice for you. But others may want to learn handicrafts, such as soap making, wood carving or glassmaking. Workshops may also be a good way to learn about Turkish culture with courses such as Turkish amulet making, Turkish paper marbling, Turkish rosary making, Turkish culinary courses and many others. The price of workshops varies between TL 75 and TL 200, depending on the hours and areas.
4 Turn your walk into an art: Street Art: Walking while watching art is the best way to do sports. Those who have to work long office hours and have no time for sports should put this weekend activity on their list. Since it has recently developed in Turkey, there are not many places where you can see street art. The first place I can recommend to those who live in Istanbul is Kadıköy's Yeldeğirmeni Street. While walking down the street, you will be amazed by the street arts. Mural paintings by Alman Dome, Pixel Pancho, Amose, M-City, Chazme, Sepe and Claudio Ethos are among those you will come across in Yeldeğirmeni Street. To see how art shapes Kadıköy Street, you must visit Yeldeğirmeni. Since it is a newly developed art in Turkey, there are not many places where you can see mural paintings. But even Yeldeğirmeni is a good beginning and definitely deserves a visit. There are also many historic buildings on the street that you can see while walking past. You will have no chance to put your cameras aside due to the desire to take pictures of everything you see. After a good art-filled walk in Yeldeğirmeni, you can sit down for a drink in one of the many cafes around Kadiköy, a necessity after walking miles and miles. To make your street art tour easier, here is a map of Yeldeğirmeni Street art: www.yeldegirmeni.kadikoy.bel.tr
5 From where you stand: Taking photos: Photography is a profession on its own. But the photography mentioned here is not a profession, but a pleasure. You may be an amateur or professional photographer or you may have no experience with cameras, except the one on your mobile phone. Never mind, you can still capture the moment in an artistic way. This weekend activity is the cheapest one mentioned in this article. To develop your artistic approach and capture the moment where you live, grab one of your friends and tour the city, using your camera to take photos of things you see. It may be a cat or a tree or an old-style house. In today's world, it is so easy to filter what your camera sees in an artistic way with the help of instagram-like applications. Upload and share them with your friends, and believe me, it is completely different to tour the city to catch views according to your own interpretations. Who knows, you may discover the hidden photographer hiding inside you. It does not matter which city you live in, you only need to find the best places suitable to photograph. For those who are in Istanbul, the best places to take photos are in Karaköy, Fener, Ağva and Cumalıkazık.
6 Relax in Turkish style: Hamams: Hamams (Turkish baths) hold a special place in Turkish culture, and you can find numerous hamams in any province in Turkey. In the past, visiting a haman was one of the most common ways to socialize and relax, and it is still a culture that people are not willing to abandon. There are many hamams in Turkey. Some are luxurious and fancy, while some have not been renovated, but have a more historic character. If you are in Turkey, it is a "must-do" on your travel list. Most of the renowned hamams are in Bursa and Istanbul, but that does not mean that you cannot find a hamam in other cities. If you are looking for a lavish Turkish-style bathing experience, Çemberlitaş Hamamı in Istanbul is one of the oldest hamams in Turkey, and you may experience one of the best bathings under its huge dome. Beylerbeyi Hamam, Galatasaray Hamam, Hurrem Sultan Hamam are other good hamams in Istanbul. In Bursa, Çekirge Hamam and Davutpaşa Hamam are among the most preferred. While you are in a Turkish hamam, never forget that you must follow proper etiquette, and there is a special dress code for hamams as well.
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