14 Nov 13

Istanbul 03 + News

I overworked my hands today – making poms – so I’m taking the rest of the night off. Freed up some time to do a post so how about that 🙂 A quick word that the shop is updated with new stuff. AND I’m very excited that I’ll be having a stall at this year’s Christmas Pop Up Store! More news when the date draws nearer.

On to the photos, these were all taken while en route to somewhere.

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Walked past these colourful facades while heading to the Grand Bazaar

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Here’s a peaceful demonstration right outside Shake Shack. Also where we were going to eat.

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The magnificent view on our walks back to our Airbnb apartment

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This Karaköy tram stop is the closest one to us so we start out from here on most days

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We took the tram to Tophane to check out Istanbul Modern. Ended up getting distracted by the Biennale Festival next to it instead. I liked these two pieces! After this, we reached the limit to how much modern art we could take and moved on.

A nice place for breakfast/brunch in the area is Van Kahvalti Evi. It is in the Cihangir neighbourhood, walkable from the Tophane tram stop. There is a massive hill to hike up to get to this place though, like crazy steep. Taking a cab here would be wise.

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We stopped for coffee at this cute neighbourhood in Tophane. Also kitten-watched the whole time.

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Enjoyed the sea breeze and the sights of men fishing at the Karaköy pier before dinner

The best place to buy baklava is a stone’s throw from the pier. It’s called Karaköy Güllüoğlu and you can’t miss it because there’s always a crowd.

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3 responses to “Istanbul 03 + News”

  1. DAKOTA says:

    LOOOOOVE your blog, Turkey looks SO amazing.

  2. Trixia says:

    Love these images, especially the first two! Were most of the streets this colourful?

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