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Published: November 29th 2010
10 Days in Istanbul truly just isn't enough...
Turkey is fabulous...beautiful, clean, nice people, delicious food (again, when isn't it?!) and just such an amazing place to travel to. Amanda, Ellen, Justin and I stayed with Sarah for 10 days - Sarah is a good friend from Cairo who is currently living in Istanbul working with refugees. Luckily for us, she lives just a few short minutes from Istiklal - one of the main streets in the city.
Istanbul is divided into 2 parts - 1 half of the city is in Europe while the other is in Asia - we took the boat across to the Asian side one day for some food! haha.
For 10 days we literally walked around, ate, walk around some more, ate some more, took some photos, had coffee and shisha and then walked to a good restaurant! It was great! Fortunately, we walked around enough to work it all off! Haha
We visited some of the main sights - Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque - which were absolutely beautiful. We visited the Grand Bazaar, and checked out various neighborhoods within the city. The best thing about the trip was that we didn't do much - it was very relaxing and we stayed with Sarah so we weren't tired from traveling from place to place and living from hostel to hostel. It was just fun to spend the day outside with good friends and discover new lil places together and then have a nice meal with wine before bed!
While it may have been my first visit it most definitely wasn't my last!! BUY YOUR TICKET - it should be on the top of your list, well, after Egypt that is! 😉
Check out the photos here:
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