Travel to Istanbul a very beautiful & major city Turkey

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Istanbul, also known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is Europe’s most populous metropolis. It has a lengthy and fascinating history that is well worth researching. It was once the most significant city in the world, serving as a vital halt on the Silk Road. And it was the most significant city to me and my brother @doctorcrypto on a sunny day in September 2014.

After completing a road journey across Turkey, my brother and I arrived in Istanbul. We had rented a car in Bodrum and spent several days driving north through Turkey. @doctorcrypto was going home from Istanbul, and I hadn’t made up my mind about where I’d go next.

When we landed in Istanbul, we found an amazing hotel for a great price (it’s only $22 per night now!). After 4 months of travel, this was the most luxury hotel I’d ever stayed in. The sole disadvantage is that it is not close to Istanbul’s main tourist attractions. Because @doctorcypto’s flight was early in the morning, we decided to stay close to the airport.

We opted to return our rental car as soon as we arrived so that we wouldn’t have to deal with it on the day of our flight. We were glad we did because returning the car was not easy, and we wasted an hour or two trying to locate the drop-off place. We finally returned the car and boarded the street train to the main tourist district.

The Hagia Sophia was the first place we visited. This was was a church before being converted to a mosque.

The Hagia Sophia was the first place we visited. This was was a church before being converted to a mosque.

We went down to see the Basilica Cistern because it was scorching outside. The line to get in was long, but a man approached us and informed us that if we had a guide, we could walk to the front of the line. The cost of his services was reasonable, and we split the bill with two persons in line before of us. We were all able to skip a long line by paying a modest amount. The guide was also very knowledgeable and pleasant.

Like all of my other indoor/night shots. On my phone, the photos I took in the cistern didn’t turn out that good. The tour through the cistern was enjoyable even without spectacular shots. The area is expansive and intriguing, and the chilly temperature was a welcome relief.

After that, we went for a short walk around the city. We were looking for somewhere to have a beer, but it wasn’t easy to find. We inquired, and a shady religious figure with a beard informed us that it was prohibited. We’d been drinking beer all across Turkey and knew he was lying.

We were unable to see the main bazaar because it was closed at the time. I believe it is only open on specific days. Alternatively, it could close in the afternoon.

We eventually discovered a pub that offered beer. It was a lovely little patio area tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

It was a lovely and relaxing spot to unwind in. We took a break for an hour or two to relax our feet and get out of the blazing sun.

This area was next to where we were sitting and it’s my favorite picture from Istanbul. It’s so pretty and confusing. Is this a restaurant-barber? Can you get a shave while you have a fancy meal?

Like all of my other indoor/night shots. On my phone, the photos I took in the cistern didn’t turn out that good. The tour through the cistern was enjoyable even without spectacular shots. The area is expansive and intriguing, and the chilly temperature was a welcome relief.

Istanbul boasts a number of interesting and distinctive structures.

Returning to our accommodation proved to be a bit of a challenge. On the street train, we were only 2 or 3 stops away, but the trains were packed. We may have had to skip one or two trains due to their overcrowding. We eventually made it back to our hotel after squeezing aboard one.

This is the only photo I have of the space. It was breathtakingly lovely. The furniture was all really opulent. It’s incredible how cheap this motel is.

@doctorcrypto and I went for a walk around the neighborhood where our hotel was for supper. This neighborhood was far more enjoyable to me than the tourist area. It was just a typical metropolitan neighborhood, not a tourist destination. It was fascinating to observe how people live in Istanbul. Because everyone was closing up for prayers, we had trouble obtaining food at first.

We walked around for a long before finding a spot that was open.

The last photo I took in Turkey was of a doner kebab, which is appropriate for me.

After we finished eating, @doctorcrypto and I went back to our hotel and slept. I barely remember @doctorcrypto waking me up to say goodbye because he had to leave very early. I was able to get a few more hours of sleep.

I couldn’t decide where I wanted to go next. I considered returning to Germany, but tickets from Istanbul to Frankfurt were prohibitively expensive. I used Sky Scanner and entered Istanbul as my “From” and “anywhere” as my “To” destinations. Then I organized them by price.

The last photo I took in Turkey was of a doner kebab, which is appropriate for me.

After we finished eating, @doctorcrypto and I went back to our hotel and slept. I barely remember @doctorcrypto waking me up to say goodbye because he had to leave very early. I was able to get a few more hours of sleep.

I couldn’t decide where I wanted to go next. I considered returning to Germany, but tickets from Istanbul to Frankfurt were prohibitively expensive. I used Sky Scanner and entered Istanbul as my “From” and “anywhere” as my “To” destinations. Then I organized them by price.

Tickets to Rome were quite inexpensive, as were tickets from Rome to Frankfurt. As a result, I’ve made up my mind. I went to the airport after purchasing a ticket to Rome. However, I had no desire to visit Rome. I’d had enough of cities and tourist sites. I decided I’d go look around and then fly back to Germany. I’m very glad I made the trip to Rome! It was one of the most interesting sites I’ve ever visited. It was a big, busy city with a lot of tourists, yet even with those drawbacks, it was fantastic!

As I continue my voyage in Rome, stay tuned for tomorrow’s update!




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