cornflake dreams.: #TBT travel to istanbul, turkey.

3.13.2014

#TBT travel to istanbul, turkey.

The other day my co-worker told me that he is thinking about traveling to Turkey. I got realllly excited and told him he should absolutely go. It's such a beautiful city with lots of history and culture...and great food. I started daydreaming about our trip there, we went April 2012 (time flies!) and it was one of my favorite cities. Istanbul is extremely walkable so you can explore everything by foot, but if you need a ride you can easily hop on the tram (the city has three separate tram lines - a modern train and two vintage trains). The train tickets, food and hotels are very affordable -- compared to prices in Europe. And the city has has lot of great free things to see -- mosques, markets and bazaars, a massive park in the middle of the city and the Bosphorus straight (water that separates Europe and Asia). 
As I looked through my old Istanbul posts I realized I never included photos of the Dolmabahce Palace -- and that's probably because after an hour of waiting in line, we got annoyed and left. We never made it inside. fail. If the exterior looks THIS beautiful the inside is probably even better. Ah, well -- just another reason to visit again.
*all images were taken by my husband 
See more Istanbul posts HERE

What vacation brings back great memories for you?
xo, 
Jillian 

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How gorgeous are those pictures? How long were you there for? My favorite out of the ordinary place was Finland that was such an amazing trip!

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  2. I love great vacations that you love looking back on. I think all of our vacations brings back great memories, as they should. One that stands out, our 3 week trip to Europe with some friends. So fun traveling with good friends.

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  3. You always give me wanderlust! My favorite trip was definitely to Munich, Germany. I wish I could go there almost every day!

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  4. Oh man. I totally want to go. It's on my list. The architecture. And the colors! Amazing.

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  5. You're making me want to go! And I've never wanted to go until I met you.

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  6. I have never been here, but I work with TONS of Turkish people and yes yes yes the food is uh-amazing! I would really love to go back to Cabo with the hubs :)

    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  7. Looks like such a gorgeous city. I never realized it was near water. Love, love the bright row of buildings! #modernrainbowrow

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  8. Sounds like such a fabulous trip–I've spent every evening this week dreaming about our summer vacation!

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  9. My aunt and uncle went to Turkey and absolutely loved it. I love all the bright colors, it's somewhere I would love to be able to see one day. However #1 travel dream is an African safari!

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  10. i want to go there!! it's on my list.

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  11. I am going to share this with my parents; they are going in May!

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  12. what gorgeous images! I hope to someday travel to Turkey as well!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra
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  13. Uh-mazing! We are headed here in July and I can't wait!

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