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Istanbul
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travelwitheszter
Istanbul, Istanbul
destination • experience
Istanbul
Posted almost 2 years ago
Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to visit the beautiful Istanbul. I’ve had heard so many stories about the little restaurants on the bank of the Bosphorus I can’t even count them. So now I’m finally here! It is truly mesmerizing and charming. From the great bazaar to the vendors on the street with the view of the mosque in the background. I would highly recommend to come here with a friend or family, because although it’s safer than they say, it’s better to share the experience with someone! The city itself has a really good public transportation and after the first day you’ll get used to it. On the other hand if you’re able to find yourself a hotel in a nice area, like Fatih, everything is going to be in a walking distance! But if you come here even you’re a tourist try to respect and accommodate to the culture as much as you can, like wear long skirts and if you’re able cover your shoulders. Many women wears tank tops and hot shorts but in my view a long skirt still looks good and it ease the tension if there is any. Obviously if you’re visiting a mosque they require to cover your head and shoulders if they’re not covered, but they provide a shawl to do so. The entrance fee is usually around 60 Turkish Lyra, now (2019 June) 1 euro in exchange is around 6.5 Lyra. A typical meal is anywhere between 15-25 Lyra but you can get decent meal for less if you’re not afraid to wonder around the smaller streets, obviously NOT alone and not at night!!!! About drinks, while Turkey is a Muslim country they don’t really drink alcohol though you can find beer, wine and sometimes vodka in the back streets. Tap water is not healthy to drink until you boil it up!!! And it’s really good to have a hand sanitizer with you, just in case😊
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shai.xox
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
One of the most magical cities I have ever been to, every corner of the city tells a story. It's is so full of culture and history you could be there for weeks and not discover everything. And the food is so good! They really know how to make treats there, from Turkish delight to baklava you will never go hungry. Be sure to try Turkish Ice cream!
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letstrouve
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted about 2 years ago
Have dinner with the amazing views of Bosphorus - climb up to Galata Tower - take a ''vapur'' trip.
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grabyourglobe
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
Turkey offers the perfect combination of food where east meets west in more ways than one. "View" restaurants are all the rage in Istanbul and we recommend: 360 Istanbul, Sunset Grill & Bar and Anjelique amongst the very best in terms of city views and refined meals. For a local experience ur picks include Basta for the best durum wraps in the city (in our opinion), Halil & Mucver (super economical), Ciya (Kebabs) & Hafiz Mustafa 1864 for your sweet cravings (baklavas, turkish delight, halvas). Istanbul is a perfect example of very diverse cultures living in harmony. From tall glass buildings towering traditional wooden ones to gorgeous mosques and palaces (Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque) to crossing the Bosphorous by boat to Kadikoy the cultural center of the Asian side, the two sides live in perfect harmony amidst history and natural beauty.
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gabrielahereandthere
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
Istanbul is a city where East meets West, and you can visit both Europe and Asia on the same day. There are tons of places to visit, beautiful mosques being the highlights.
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martin_jordan_fotograf
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
i very unique feeling in this great town, and of course the grand bazar
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forestsmith
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
stanbul is one of the world’s most vibrant living antiquities. The textures, colors, people, and depth of history and sheer human experience embodied in ‘The City’ mean there’s always something to experience and photograph
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amyinwanderland
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted about 2 years ago
The smells, the flavours, the people, the culture, the markets and the beautiful Bosphurus River. The call to prayer echoing across the city. I was lucky to visit Turkey before tensions in neighbouring Syria escalated. I wish this place peace in the very near future.
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cheapbudgettraveling
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
The one city that's on 2 continents and has a rich history and so much life. The food, the people, and that alive feeling keeps me coming back
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drewbinsky
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Istanbul
Posted over 2 years ago
The crossroads between Europe and Asia, amazing place and great bazaars
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