Perhaps because it was sunny, I saw the best side of Istanbul.
But I won’t deny that it may have been because of the amazing food. That tends to get me every time.
And a healthy start to the day meant I didn’t have to feel so guilty about indulging in baklava later!
Could it be the amazing spice markets where I picked up delicious teas and Turkish delight?
Or the modern meets tradition, Asia meets Europe flavour that appealed to me?
And that history seemed to be present around every corner? Like in the amazing Aya Sofia. (I’m not much a see every site in the city kinda gal so I picked what I thought would be the best.)
Or could it be the modern art scene? Oh the modern art. I spent at least two days just visiting galleries. Like SALT Beygolu. A-maz-ing!
But maybe, just maybe, knowing that I had eight days to spend in the amazing city meant I was able to relax and enjoy every moment while soaking up the atmosphere in the trendy Galata area. By the way, I highly recommend Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk, especially if you are visiting Istanbul or planning to!
Or perhaps because I was in desperate need of an escape from my day-to-day life and Istanbul provided a perfect retreat.
8 thoughts on “What is it about Istanbul…”
Hey Mandy, so pleased that you are enjoying Istanbul. Sounds like a fascinating city.
Loved this post. Istanbul is one of the places in the world I want to visit most. Can’t wait till I can see it for myself one day.
It is such a fascinating city! I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
Amazing! I spent six weeks there once (and two weeks another time) and LOVE it, so exciting and colourful – you really captured the feeling of the city well. I’m super impressed by your photography skills! xo
I have just discovered your blog. Your values are so similar to mine. I hate “stuff”. Morocco blew me away. I’m from Australia and was living in Edinburgh when I first travelled to morocco. I never wanted to leave. It was beyond all else. Your tips are great on where to go. I am coming back in march and spend most of my time in fes but I will be traveling all over for a month. I will be checking in now I’ve found your blog.
Yes it certainly does feel great to live with less “stuff”. Much easier to be a bit nomadic. Enjoy your trip in March!