Day 2 in Istanbul led us to Baran Restaurant Ottoman Kitchen. This restaurant is. The. Greatest. First off, it'll shelter you from the cold. Secondly, your mouth will start watering as soon was you walk in. Lastly, you'll leave full and ready for your next adventure (or a nap). We had an amazing three-course lunch. … Continue reading Baran Ottoman Restaurant
Vefa Restaurant and Cafe might have beat Baran Ottoman by a point, in my opinion… Or I might just really love rice pudding. We had Lentil soup and flatbread with a sweet dip as an appetizer (surprise, surprise). We were also served Dates, which I didn't like, at all. It was too chewy, and too … Continue reading Vefa Restaurant & Cafe
1. I'm sad to say that I don't remember where we had this deliciously decadent breakfast. I remember the taste of that Rose jam on my tongue. I remember the squeaky cheese that I tried, along with the other thousands of cheeses. I swear, I had more cheese on this trip than I've ever had … Continue reading Istanbul Finale
Today was a day to spend money at…. the Grand Bazaar! Let me tell you, this place was grand… and definitely bizarre. There are so many different people in this one place, and so many sellers making a living here. You see people from all walks of life who want to experience this humungous marketplace…it's … Continue reading Shopping in Istanbul
DAY 2 of the bumpy bus ride we had throughout these 3 days. 1. Topkapi Palace. A beautiful structure with a beautiful history. 2. Ever seen James Bond's From Russia with Love? Here's the Hagia Sophia or St. Sophia mosque turned museum. This incredible place is home to religious mosaics that'll just take your breath … Continue reading Around the city of Istanbul
After a long three hours of flying from Brussels to Istanbul plus a one hour ahead difference, we ended up at the Sea of Marmara that night for a freezing and beautiful experience. 1. At this little "dine on the dock" outdoor restaurant, we braved up and tried their famous "Fish and Bread". It is … Continue reading Merhaba, Istanbul!