• Best of Istanbul (in photos)

Best of Istanbul (in photos)

I had so much fun taking photos in Istanbul and you guys seemed to really like the on Instagram. I mentioned in my little guide to Istanbul that I couldn’t share them all in that post and would do another about my time with .

I took the Best of Istanbul walking tour but wish I had done the 9 hour  tour because the rest of the things I didn’t make time to see.

What I did see were the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and Hagia Sofia which to be real, are kind of the big attractions. Of course there is SO much to see and do but these are kind of the if you go to Istanbul and don’t see these, you’re crazy type places.

Best of Istanbul (in photos)

I”ll start withe Blue Mosque!

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From the Blue Mosque, you walk down the Hippodrome area to where the lawn meets the Hagia Sofia.istanbul best of blue mosque

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Now you’ll see the Hagia Sofia! Of course, you can go inside this as well!istanbul best of blue mosque

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Lastly, the Basilica Cistern

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So, there you go! These were the main points that most tourists hit while in Istanbul. Of course, there are many more but these are simply the most stunning. If you want more details on how I spent my 10 days there (not just these 3 hours) then check out my mini-guide to Istanbul and my guide on the where to stay in Istanbul.

I also spent a lot of time in Istanbul shopping and wrote a little guide to shopping in the city. I hope you enjoyed these photos!

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

2 Comments

  1. Danielle April 7, 2016 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Lovely photos, I really want to go to Istanbul!

    • Rachel Jones April 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      thank you – it’s such an easy place to photograph!

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