Once you touch down in Istanbul you have hit the edge of Europe in a city where East meets West (quite literally) with the separation of the two being the Bosphorus river. Old Istanbul is a mecca for exploring endless history and culture that is rooted deeply into each and every Turk you encounter. A city split across two continents (Europe & Asia) is bound to oose diversity Istanbul is the epitome of traditional culture meets modern world.
My top tips for visits in the city!
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is my favourite attraction in the city! It is believed to be one of the biggest markets in the world. There are over 3,000 shops and the Bazaar attracts somewhere between 250,000 – 400,000 visitors per day. Inside you can find anything, from haberdasheries to authentic eateries. Be sure to put a day aside and get lost in the wonders of the mall. As always in Turkey, prices are inflated & haggling is desired.