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Friday & Saturday – 03/01/2020 & 04/01/202 | Istanbul to Jeddah and Jeddah to Johannesburg

Today, we woke up to the Istanbul skyline for the last time. Normally, whenever it’s time to leave a place, I’m very, very excited to go home. I can’t wait to go home to my own bed and my own bathroom. Today, this was not the case. My heart hurt to leave Istanbul in all […]

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Thursday – 02/01/2020 | The Spice Bazaar

Today is our last full day in Istanbul so we spent it doing everything we could possibly do in the little time that we had left. We went to the Spice Bazaar, I absolutely loved shopping here.  It’s a huge undercover bazaar where they sell a variety of things. Spices, Turkish delight, baklava, keepsakes like […]

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Wednesday – 01/01/2020 | Fatih Market

There’s a market near the mosque in Fatih that happens every Wednesday and even though it was New Year’s Day, they were open. This is a market that everyone tries to go to so if you’re coming to Turkey, make sure you’re in Istanbul on a Wednesday for this market. We took the tram to […]

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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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