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Istanbul Minute

We have spent some time in Istanbul and it was so much fun! The city is huge, vibrant and very different from everything I saw and, funny thing, from what I remember of it. So much to see, experience and eat. Lots of water, beautiful lights everywhere and bazars (I do have a soft spot for it). We were super blessed to spend the first day with our local friend who loves city and had everything planned for us. We even enjoyed local specific and hyper popular junk food. And it was a great place to celebrate birthday of my love, he enjoyed the new place to visit and he enjoyed it even more because he visited other part of Turkey not that long ago: comparing things is always fun. I wish the weather was better though but it didn’t deny the Istanbul charm.
Have you been there? Is Istanbul in your list?

















 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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  1. Looks like a great trip! I have not been but from all your photos, the architecture looks amazing and I would love to see it one day. Definitely adding it to my bucket travel list ASAP!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  2. They had an expo here and discovered many great things about the country! looking forward on visiting 1 day

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  3. It's a beautiful and tourist friendly city, I have seen many videos on YouTube and heard from many friends too. Definitely in my bucket list.

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    1. I totally agree: very tourist friendly. people and stuff (hotel, taxi, bus etc) are super helpful and make you feel welcome

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  4. Istanbul has awesome architecture, seeing from the pictures. I really like the ones that are designed from pre-war era.

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  5. I've never been to Istanbul before but it's great you enjoyed your time there! You got some nice photos :)

    Thanks for the link up :) Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

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  6. Oh I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Istanbul - even more so now!

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  7. I've never visited, but it looks absolutely incredible! So glad you were able to spend some time there and make lots of wonderful memories <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  8. I have never been to Istanbul but I would to see those buildings in person. I am a sucker for great architecture.

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    1. It is a very diverse city, I do recommend to spend extra time there and explore it more. However early March is VERY COLD! I think we would explore and see more if it wasn't that cold

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  9. I heard a lot about Turkey, especially Istanbul, it is such a gorgeous city. I can't wait to visit it.

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  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful time there. I've not visited Istanbul before. It must have been fun and interesting to visit the bazars and see all the different items that were available to buy.

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    1. yes bazars are SO special, I am huge fan as well

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  11. it looks cool, and never been to there before. My friend been there before and she loved it.

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  12. Thanks for this article. I have a flight to Prague thru Istanbul, and I was debating to stay there for a day.

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  13. It sounds like you had an amazing trip and made some great memories! Istanbul sounds like a lovely place to visit, and I would love to go there as well. It is definitely on my travel bucket list.

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  14. I have never been to Istanbul, thank you for sharing all the amazing pictures from your visit! I really loved the street art. It's so nice when artists are able to directly influence and be a part of the culture of a city!

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    1. I do have a soft spot for street art. It is always so pretty and unique, tell a lot about the place too.

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  15. That is such a beautiful city. It has been on my bucket list since a very longtime. Those picture are also amazing and make me want to visit that place.

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  16. It looks really a great city! I am glad you have fun!

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  17. I would love to visit Istanbul. The architecture looks incredible and I know I would enjoy the food as I love Middle Eastern cuisine!

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    1. I love the cuisine too. I grew up on Middle Eastern cousine because of my roots so it's always special to try different twist of it

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  18. Travelling is not a priority for me right now, but hopefully it will be in the near future. However, I believe Istanbul is definitely worthy of a visit and possibly one of the most popular European destinations. It's nice you had a lovely time. It's good you were able to meet a friend who planned things for you, that always helps.

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  19. Right now we're choosing not to travel due to covid, but hopefully again soon! We haven't been to istanbul but it looks so much fun from your trip!

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  20. I would love to go to Istanbul someday :)

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  21. Istanbul sounds like a great place to visit and plenty of areas to explore as well. Looks like you had tons of fun there as well.

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  22. Looks like a fun and great trip. Thank you for sharing the photos. Enjoyed looking at them.

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  23. I have never thought about visiting Istanbul but your photos are lovely. I love the art work on the sides of the building, just stunning

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