Istanbul is a great destination for a city trip. Especially if you live in Europe, Istanbul is perfect. It’s closeby but a totally different world. Similar to Marrakech, you feel like you flew for hours and you’re there in a jiffy.
Istanbul has beautiful mosque’s like the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sophia. Wonderful bazaars where you can stroll around for hours without seeing the same shop twice. Sobuy that lamp/bag/candy when you see it, because you’re never going to find it again!
It has the fabulous Topkapi Palace where the stories of Sultan’s come to life. It has Dervish ceremonies where you can watch the Dervish swirl to come closer to the thruth.
And it has food. Great food.
Check all my food hotspots in Istanbul here.