My magical Istanbul

Despite being in Istanbul for the huge riots this weekend, I had a wonderful time. I was staying with my friend Emily who made me a welcome frozen cheesecake to welcome me. The weekend was filled with Turkish coffee, baklava, dürüm, sun and good company.

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Home made Turkish breakfast

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White blackberries (didn’t even know that it existed!)

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Pomegranate juice stands- nothing better.

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Just pure deliciousness.

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Sparkling Istanbul.

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The spice market.

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Best view I’ve come across yet.

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Turkish coffee.

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Dinner date with Emily.

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Dips and fish.

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View from our favourite rooftop bar.

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Turkish cheese, melon and white wine.

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Playing in the rain.

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Iced coffee in the sun.

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Friends.

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The Turkish love their cats. This cat is always at this café- I see him every time I go there.

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Beautiful cherries.

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Turkish breakfast at Mavra Galata.

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Afghani silk decorations.

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My dear friend and jeweller showed me this family photo of his. I love everything about it.

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What I brought back with me on the plane (and am munching on now as I write this)

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Will be back in Istanbul in 12 weeks and already cannot wait. I feel at home in Istanbul. What about Istanbul attracts you the most?

To see photos of my new collection click here.

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10 responses to “My magical Istanbul

  1. I was thinking of you! Glad you stayed safe and enjoyed all the beautiful parts of Istanbul.

  2. glad all worked out and that you are safe with all of the riots! I love your photos and although we had bad weather while in istanbul, i’m so so happy that i experienced such a vibrant city. and aren’t the breakfasts just the best?! x

  3. Your photos are so beautiful, I must make a plan to visit. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Amazing! Istanbul is pretty much my most wanted place to visit! Going there next year :)

  5. La nourriture donne trop envie ! tes photos sont très belles !

  6. Je rêve d’aller à Istanbul. Tes photos sont magnifiques et me donnent encore plus envie… La vie à l’air, comme ça, tellement paisible!!! Merci pour ce dépaysement photographique! :)

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