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6 Things to Do in Istanbul

What can you not miss when you are in Istanbul? Here are 6 things to do in Istanbul that you should really consider doing while you are there! Let's read through and let us know what you would like to do most?



Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Buy


There are lots of bazaars around city centre and you could possibly find everything from snacks to souvenirs. These bazaars are like a massive maze to us so we literally got lost when we were there, especially in Grand Bazaar. If you know how to make a bargain, you would save a lot of money, but if you don't, just leave, we believe that you will eventually find the best deal somewhere else as most of the shops sell the same things!


What to buy :

  • Carpets and rug

  • Turkish Delight

  • Turkish tea and glasses

  • Blue Evil Eye of Turkey

  • Mosaic lamps

  • Ceramics


Istanbul, Turkey

Capture


People take pictures for a reason. And we take picture because we love to keep our memories and make the moments frozen. Remember, try to spot something from an unusual perspectives and you could probably get some amazing shots!


What to capture :

  • Sunrises and sunsets

  • Views from the top

  • Food and drink

  • Selfies


Istanbul, Turkey

Eat


When you are visiting a new place, you are only one step away to get to know their own culture. Before we came to Istanbul, we thought Kebab was the only Turkish food on earth. We tried different lots of dishes when we were there and we literally liked everything we tried. We miss their food so much.


What to eat :

  • Sütlaç Rice Pudding

  • Turkish Ice Cream

  • Muhtesem Akiskan

  • Kumpir Jacket Potato

  • Turkish Coffee and Tea

  • Kebab


Istanbul, Turkey

Ride


Istanbul is a seaside city so nothing is better than getting on a boat and discover the city by water. The public ferry could be the cheapest way to "sightsee" the whole Istanbul and you will also be able to get some nice photos too! You should definitely give it a go!


Where to ride :

  • Eminonu (Turyol)

  • Karakoy (Turyol)

  • Besiktas Iskelesi

  • Ortakoy


Istanbul, Turkey

Visit


If you've got enough time to visit everywhere, just do it. We believe that you'll never get tired of seeing this beautiful city! There's a lot of mosque over there so make sure you wear appropriate clothes when visiting any of them. Queue is everywhere so if you can make it as early as possible that would be great!


Where to visit :

  • The Blue Mosque

  • Hagia Sophia Museum

  • Galata Tower

  • Dolmabahce Palace

  • Ortakoy


Istanbul, Turkey

Walk


Everywhere is within walking distance in the city centre unless you are crossing to the other side of Istanbul. We enjoy walking very much because we can always discover something new and something special randomly on streets. Let's see if you can find something unique too?


Where to walk :

  • Sultanahmet Square

  • Galata Bridge

  • Rainbow Stairs

Hope to see you again soon, Istanbul.

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