a taste of turkey // eating our way through istanbul with @walksofturkey

After Jeff and I got the lay of the land on the European side of Istanbul, we decided it was time we hoof it over to Asia and see what the other half had to offer. While our first full day was dedicated to learning about the city’s most famous historical sites (and falling in love with the Blue Mosque every time it caught our eye), our next day would be dedicated to eating our way through a less touristy neighborhood. Thanks to the recently-launched Walks of Turkey, we were scheduled to join their Istanbul Food Tour: Asian Kadıköy with Markets & Tastings, and as per usual, because there was food involved, I couldn’t be…

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weekend warriors // an intro to istanbul with @LuxuryIstanbul

Just over a month ago, almost to the day, the hubs and I zipped off to Istanbul to celebrate his 30th birthday — and, coincidentally, my 40th country! (His was Denmark in the winter, he was on business, I wasn’t invited, rude.) Clearly, with so many things to celebrate in one little weekend, we had to do it up right. We left early on a Wednesday morning and arrived ready to go. After a snack and a nap, you know… the important stuff. So, ready to join us on our little intro to Istanbul? Let’s go! where we slept // Getting our visas upon landing and zipping through passport control was surprisingly pleasant, thanks in…

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