Friday, August 8, 2014

summer trip part 1/3 {istanbul}

this summer our big trip was to isatanbul, maldives, and london. our first stop was to istanbul. we were only there for a 10 hour layover, but were so excited because we were able to go out into the city! 

blue mosque:












sophia mosque



i liked seeing a cross :) 

rainbow! 


hao and i in front of the sophia mosque

istanbul has two different parts- the european and the asain. we were only able to visit the european side.



i love love love diet coke & coke zero, so i was really excited to try this! 

hao's dinner! it was kind of like beef stew- really really good! 

myself & the host that sat us. the people there were really friendly and we enjoyed talking & joking with them! 

hao & i at the restaurant. we were sitting on the sidewalk, so it was a perfect spot to people watch!

panorama with both mosques 

after dinner, we went into the blue mosque {sophia mosque is not open to tourists, from what i understand}




we then just walked around a bit more. we knew we needed to head back soon, but kinda didn't wanna leave! 







istanbul is a gorgeous city! to be honest, it's a lot prettier than i expected! the people were pretty friendly. we had a taxi driver that was really helpful & fun to talk to. the food was really good and, of course, it was gorgeous!

maldives post coming tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. These photos are so beautiful, so much character, really enjoyed seeing them
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  2. Thank you! Believe it or not, these were all taken with an iPhone! Glad you enjoyed them! It's a great place to visit!

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