Istanbul Day 1

So I am back on the blogging scene after graduating and ready to start showing y’all my travels! The next few posts will show my travels in the last month. After that I’m hoping to do more ‘live’ as they happen posts of my travelling.

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I set off for a 2 day trip to Istanbul last month with my sister and aunties. I had never been to Turkey and was super excited to experience the culture, sights and food.

We arrived at night and woke up the next day to glorious sunshine and a wonderful buffet breakfast (pictures in the next post…..I’m talking fresh fruit, cakes, fruit….the good stuff) in the guest house we were staying. We were staying near Hagia Sophia and all the big sights so set off on our first morning for a day of exploring.

The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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We then had a wonder round the huge and wonderfully interesting Archaeological Museum.

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After all that walking we felt we deserved a well earned lunch (nothing great to talk about here unfortunately) and first cup of Turkish tea (which was wonderful).

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We spent the afternoon bimbling more and picking up an appetite for dinner. We stumbled across a little place (can’t remember or find the name of it online anywhere!!) where you could chose your fish from a refrigerated platter, then take a seat with a glass of wine and wait for it to be cooked on the barbecue out back. We went for the sea bream and when it arrived oh mann…BBQ goodness…

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Demolished! And all washed down with lots of wine and a spot of Raki…

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A wonderful first day in Istanbul! Day 2 post to follow soon.

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