More on Istanbul ;)
Day 3: Exploring historical sites…Good morning day 3!
We kicked off the morning in search for a breakfast spot that was recommended by one of the ladies from our food tour. They loved it so much, they went there almost every morning for the next 5 days! After hearing that, how could we not go searching for it. It was pretty difficult to find. Instead of taking the taxi, we thought it would be fun to take the metro and walk to the restaurant. We got lost for a good 15-20 minutes once we started our walk. The signs were a bit hard to find especially since the restaurant was in a residential area and up on a hill. Eventually, we did find it after a good sweat session trekking up the longest hill ever :) The breakfast was very delicious as you can see. I could walk up this hill every day to eat here.
After a nice breakfast, we began our adventure hitting up some popular sites around town. We checked out the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Underground Cistern, and Topaki Palace.
After exploring all the beautiful sites, we got a bite to eat at a very popular meatball shop. And I can see why their meatballs are so popular! The flavors were out of this world.
Another big thing in Turkey is pomegranate juice. As you walk around, you will find many carts with people pumping fresh pomegranate juice :)
Hookah Time ^_^ We fun a great Hookah spot that offered free wifi.
Grand Bazaar! There were so many shops and people. It was fun walking through there…
What do people in Turkey love to snack on? Let me give you a hint — it’s one of my favorite snacks of all time….PICKLES! People in Turkey loved pickled everything, including pickle juice :)
Bosphorus tour — ferry ride! YAY! The view was so dreamy :)
We had dinner at Sidika. This restaurant was recommended by the food tour company. We ordered a meze starter plate and a grilled octopus. We really enjoyed the meze plates — lots of different flavors :) And the grilled octopus was to die for. Happy tastebuds.
Hope you all enjoyed Day 3. Next post will be about our trip to Bodrum :) Have a great weekend everyone.