My trip to Istanbul last year was short but sweet. I flew from Gatwick on the Friday evening, and flew back on Sunday afternoon. I would have loved to have spent longer there, as it’s a beautiful city (from what I saw, anyway), but work was hectic, and I couldn’t afford to take any extra days off.
I went at the beginning of October, so the weather was ideal. Like a bowl of porridge for Goldilocks, it wasn’t too cold, and it wasn’t too hot, it was just right. I wore a t-shirt and leggings during the day, and covered up with a wrap when entering the mosques. Then in the evening I changed into jeans and another t-shirt, and wore the wrap while sitting outside drinking Efes and smoking shisha. It was the perfect break away, and I was gutted it went so quickly.
Despite only being there just over 24 hours, I still managed to take hundreds of photos (though A LOT of them are of cats, I’m not gonna lie). I uploaded most of them to Instagram, but here are a few of my favourites:
Though I saw a lot, there are still many things in this amazing city that I didn’t experience, so I will definitely be going back at some point.
Have you been to Istanbul? What were your highlights? I’d love to hear from you, so drop me a comment below.