Istanbul Highlights

Alex and I went to Turkey in the fall of 2018, so this post is pretty much just a picture dump of the highlights that we saw there. We were only there for a couple of days but we had an awesome time and would recommend anyone who's considering visiting Istanbul. The city was beautiful, very historic with endless landmarks. It's not as tourist heavy as some other destinations in Europe so we really liked that as well. One of the best parts was the affordability, the food and the goods there were very affordable, which helps whenever you are planning a trip to Europe (or anywhere for that matter). I'll let the photos speak for themselves, the scenery is unique and captivating. To me Istanbul felt unlike any other city I've been to before. 
View of the city is spectacular, and you can see both the European and the Asian parts of it. That makes Istanbul unique, it spans across two continents. Istanbul is also a very old city, as you make your way through you can definitely tell there is history everywhere. 
We loved going to the Grand Bazaar, it's an experience unlike any other. Definitely not for the faint of heart because haggling here goes to a whole other level. Needless to say we did not haggle with anyone, but we ended up getting some wonderful teas in the process. We would highly recommend it if you like tea. We also got Turkish towels that I really enjoy using at home, they are so soft and beautiful. As we were strolling around the city we couldn't help but stop in to get desserts all the time, it's a baklava heaven. If you have a sweet tooth Istanbul is the place to be!
We had a great time visiting Turkey and we wish our trip could have been a little longer, but you never know and we may come back! 
Have you ever been to Turkey? 

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