Monthly Archives: February 2020

Tuesday – 31/12/2019 | A tour around Sultanahmet & Old Town

This morning, for the first time this trip, my sister and I went out on our own. We spent the morning catching trams, walking in Old Town and eating street food (hello Nutella bagels, you’re a favourite). After zohr, we met our parents back at the hotel to go for our Blue Mosque Tour. Once […]

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Monday – 30/12/2019 | Topkapı Palace & Madame Tussauds

Our day started at 9am, we caught the tram to Sultan Ahmet and sat for a bit outside Hagia Sofia. The majesty of the Hagia Sofia blew me away every time I saw it. We then took a short walk to Topkapı Palace where we waited for our guide in front of the III. Ahmet […]

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Sunday – 29/12/2019 | Hagia Sophia & Galata

We were up at 7am, got dressed, read fajr (sunrise is only at 8:23am!), had breakfast and then we were on our way. We caught the tram to Sultan Ahmet and got there in time for the 9am Hagia Sophia tour using the Istanbul Welcome Card. I had read up a lot on Hagia Sophia, […]

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Saturday – 28/12/2019 | Pierre Lotti & Eyüp Sultan Mosque

We started our day a little bit later than usual. We walked from our hotel to the bus stop buying chestnuts on the way (these are a really delicious snack!). It was a clear day so my mum decided that we would go to Pierre Lotti Hill.  After the bus, we reached the Eyyüp district […]

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