I need to go to Istanbul, and you should too. For years now this place has been at the back of my mind and all over the internet. While I’ve never been here myself I am convinced that we need to go to! Once I get an idea of something, or in this case place, I spend all day and night learning about it and gather as much information about it as I can. I go Pinterest crazy and start stalking blogs and writing down little pieces of information like cute cafes or hidden streets..
I guess you can say it’s kind of a hobby of mine. Or maybe it’s just my obsessive personality? Whatever it is I count it as a perk especially if you’re travelling with me. After all what’s more fun than planning your next adventure besides going on it?! So that brings me to my latest obsession- Istanbul
What is more tantalizing than being somewhere where markets are buzzing with food, people, cafes and hookahs, textiles and beautiful headpieces? Not to mention the rich and diverse culture! And then there is the unique architecture like the Hagia Sophia. And all of this is affordable for your average traveller! If this isn’t enough to convince you, I have roamed the internet to show you just how beautiful and unique Istanbul is..
There’s the food.. because no exploration is complete without trying the amazing local food. Especially street food donuts!
There’s the Dolmabahçe Sarayı– Looks a bit Game Of Thronesy doesn’t it?
There’s the spice markets.. so you can prepare the tastiest of meals and drown out any odd smells
There’s the Hagia Sophia.. so you can stand in awe at the exquisite beauty
And then there’s inside the Hagia Sophia..
There’s the cafes.. so you can sit and take it all in
And then there’s the Turkish Coffee that comes with it..
There’s the The Bosphorus Villages of Arnavutköy.. where you are lost in the beauty that make you want to pack your bags and make the move
There’s the ferry boats.. so you can explore more of this beautiful place
Like the Derya Ferry..
Then there’s the shopping bazars.. Because you can never get tied of all the colours
What do you think of Istanbul? Have you been there or is it on your “to see” list? Share your thoughts in the comments!