Travel Notes - Istanbul Spring 2016

Travel Notes – Istanbul Spring 2016

Saturday, 14th May 2016 -- So I decided to return to Istanbul to give myself a belated birthday treat a few weeks ago. Whenever I can, I try to go on a solo trip every year in April to recharge and spend some quality time [&hellip ...

Travel Pictures - Istanbul

Travel Pictures – Istanbul

Saturday, 2nd January 2016 -- So here I am at the airport with my children and luggage in tow. My head is spinning and my eyes hurt from not enough sleep last night. It has been an amazing 10 days and I have no words [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 07

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 07

Saturday, 2nd January 2016 -- It’s almost 3 am and I have just finished packing. I am sitting on my bed with a major separation anxiety tumbling at every corner of my heart. Tomorrow we will say so long to Istanbul and leave behind all [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 06

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 06

Thursday, 31st December 2015 -- What a day it has been! We woke up this morning to a huge pile of powdery snow on our room balcony. There was some lightning and thunder last night and I guess the snow just kept on coming down [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 05

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 05

Wednesday, 30th December 2015 -- Well, the snow kept its promise and made an appearance today. Soft fluffy flakes falling from the sky making the street wet with it freezing icy droplets. We didn’t make any big plans today but I did want to see [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 04

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 04

Tuesday, 29th December 2015 -- It is freezing cold in Istanbul right now (especially for us Asians) and we’ve been informed that there might be snow from tomorrow onwards. It’s past midnight and I have just arrived back at the hotel after spending the evening [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 03

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 03

Monday, 28th December 2015 -- Today we left the hotel later than yesterday. This cold weather is just making it hard to get up early! Eyup Mosque was number one on today’s list so instead of taking the ferry, I decided to get a taxi. [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 02

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 02

Sunday, 27th December 2015 -- The kids woke up later than expected this morning so instead of leaving at 8.30 as planned, we ended up setting off at 9.30 after a hearty breakfast at our hotel. We followed the tram line and walked to Topkapı [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Istanbul Day 01

Travel Notes – Istanbul Day 01

Saturday, 26th December 2015 -- We landed in Istanbul around 2pm on and our hotel pick-up was already waiting as we exited the arrival hall. We went straight to our amazing hotel in Sirkeci, checked in and to our delight found out that we had [&hellip ...

Travel Notes - Cappadocia Day 03

Travel Notes – Cappadocia Day 03

Friday, 25th December 2015 -- I was already up at 4.30 as we were told that the pick up time for the balloon ride, should it happen that morning, would be slightly earlier than yesterday. We needed to be at reception by 5.30 to make [&hellip ...

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