Until a little of this:
And a whole lot of this:
I could not be more excited for Turkey — all the beautiful mosques, mosaics and magnificent hotels (that are way out of my price range). Have you been?
The second photo is from this site. I’m unsure of the source of the first one.
oh jealous! i am dying to see the hagia sophia in person.
i am so envious of your trip to turkey!
the hotel looks amazing. there is another hotel called adam&eve that looks absolutely amazing, although i don’t believe its in istanbul.
Quelle — I know! Ever since learning about it in art history, I’ve been dying to see it.
Robyn — so funny you mention Adam&Eve, I would looooooove to stay there — I actually posted it a little while ago http://the-anthology.com/2009/03/my-two-favourite-websites-on-the-internet/
so fabulous. those beaches look amazing! Can’t wait to see what treasurers you haul back.
I have been several times, you are going to have an amazing time! I am sure that you have a whole list of must see locations but if you are looking for ideas… here are some of my favorites (many of which I am sure you are already planning on seeing:
– the Grand Bazaar
– Hagia Sophia
– Topkapi Palace
– Blue Mosque
– Bebek (a street that has lots of great restaurants and views of the Bosphorus) anyplace that you eat here you have a stunning view of the city.
Hope this helps!
Oooh, I love Istanbul! But that’s the only place in Turkey I’ve been to. Are you just going to the city or different other places? Basically everything creative Be listed is a must. I loved the Spice Markets and all the mosques. I would just roam the city, it’s quite bohemian and the food is divine. I hope to go again real soon. There’s also a ferry that takes you across to ‘Asia’ if you want to set foot on another continent ;-) You’re going to have a great time!
Thanks you guys! I so didn’t have a list of must-sees (I’m the worst for doing research before I go anywhere) so thank you thank you thank you for your suggestions!