Gypsy*Friday - Istanbul*Turkey

Last year we decided to do something crazy with AC for our anniversary. We went to Istanbul for a day! YES! For one day! We lived in Berlin at that time and it was very well connected to Turkey. Our plane landed at 7 am in Istanbul and left at 11pm back to Berlin, so we had an entire day to soak up this amazingly beautiful city and return home hungry for more! Those 16 hours included some of my best travel experiences... we visited the most amazing market I've ever seen (Grand Bazaar), we have seen the most magnificent buildings and sipped the most delicious apple teas, not to mention the dinner we had in the coolest and most beautiful restaurant I've ever been to. If you ever visit Istanbul make sure to visit 360 but book in advance!

Magnificent culture, beautiful setting, the best shopping, yummy food... what else do you need in a mini break? :)

{The last 2 pics are from the 360 website}


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Unknown said...

this is definitely on my wanderlist ... now, even more so! I dream of istanbul.

jemina said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL pictures, Gabby, thanks for sharing, xoxo

vicky h. said...

what an amazing idea...seriously, sometimes its the best to just go ahead and do it! istanbul for a day sounds crazy, but at the same time sooo amazing!!

xox Vicky
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k said...

dreamy pics :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a prefect idea!!! Why didnt I think of it before? It's a perfect deal for us!!! Great photos, sweetie:)
Happy Friday:)

Pamela said...

What a lovely day trip!

Unknown said...

once again makes me realize i need to travel A LOT more! - a whole lot more!!!! - so much of the world i haven't seen yet .. i NEED to see it all!!!

*kiss kiss*
Happy Weekend!
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Anonymous said...

Nice! So did you get one of those good luck 'eyes' that they sell everywhere in Turkey? And drink apple tea?


Turkey looks so beautiful, definitely a place to go to in the future.SarahD

Lynzy said...

I always love this posts. I live vicariously through you and your lovely trips<3

xo Lynzy


Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Wow! Beautiful! Have to add this to my list of places to visit!

Delightful Bitefuls

C'est La Vie said...

i can't WAIT to see Istanbul this winter, it looks gorgeous!

SJ said...

I wasn't sure about Istanbul the first time I visited but I definitely enjoyed it the second time around.
Might have had something to do with the weather being a little cooler!

Love that you just visited for the day!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

how incredible! it's hard to fathom, from all the way over here on the other side of the world, but SO cool. i really think sometimes the best adventures are short but full ones. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to visit Instanbul, this summer...

Really looking forward to that -and the chance to get some amazing, colourful, culturally diverse shots!

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