It’s Saturday and it’s Istanbul.
A slick preview on the website of the place we are having breakfast the second day will water your mouth for sure. It’s called Sütis (www.sutis.com.tr). I’m having meneme, their traditional breakfast, which is the best you can get in the morning while in Istanbul, the Turkish friends whom we met later told us.
While in Istanbul you must take the tram. To feel the whole vibe. The locals, the language, the diversity, the colours and the sun rays entering the tram and the whole city make a rich and romantic scenery.
This is how we get to Sultan Ahmet area and we intend on staying here for the whole day.
But hey! Not before this!
This is where we get off the tram for a coffee. And baklavaaaaa! Perfect, I would say.
Now we can sightsee!
Now we are heading to Top Capi, but how bot crave for this? When it’s right here, in front of you.
But Gülhane Park is just wonderful! Totally unexpected weather and sights.
And as if this hasn’t been so eye-catching so far, the bar we get to has this view. And vibe.
Heading to spices bazar. The famous spices bazar. Walking.
The thought of food (I suppose…) makes us take the train. After all. This train!
Isticlal Cadesi is one of my favourite places to be in Istanbul. Both for the fresh artsy-shmartsy crowd and for the night life.
It feels like taking a break here, but nooo.
We just change and off we go to eaaat! To the poshest place in town, they say. Our great hosts for the evening. The beautiful friends Merve and Orzan.
Sunset grill and bar looks awesome. You need to book a table here in advance. Everything feels pretty posh and fancy. Too bad the food was a loooot better the night before. At Ali Ociakbasi. Not so glam, but oh! So goooood!
Two things I discovered in Istanbul that day. That Saturday day. That I, in fact, like roasted chestnuts and that:
… All this while it was snowing in Bucharest.
Written by Cristina Pavelescu