Hope you guys are having a wonderful day. I’m sitting at my desk, sipping chai, enjoying the rains, and sifting through Turkey photos and reliving all the memories. Sharing all the fun and madness we did on Day 2 in Istanbul.
Braving the cold, packed in woolens, we were ready to take on the day!
So we drove from the Europe side of Istanbul to the Asia side. Visited the beautiful Beylerbeyi Palace. This was the summer residence of the Ottomans and epitomizes grandeur and opulence.
The best way to get back to Europe side is via a cruise over Bosphorus. You can choose different kinds, we chose the 2 hour cruise and it was so stunning. The chilled breeze, seagulls chasing us, and the beautiful views – it surely made honeymoon diaries a lot more memorable and instagramable!
The people in Turkey are so warm and amicable. I met this uncle on the cruise. He was serving tea, and when I said thank you in Turkish he was so impressed that he offered me a free tea! People appreciate your efforts to speak even a few words in their language, and it’s such a heartwarming experience.
Lunch was at one of the many restaurants at Galata Bridge! They have an amzing selection of sea-food, Turkish delicacies, and meats.
Post lunch we went to Spice Bazaar for some shopping. Bought Turkish delights and Baklava for friends and family, tasted lots of Pomegranate and Apple Tea (bought some as well), enjoyed roaming around in the bazaar, and of course made lots of Insta Stories!
Spent the evening chillin’ in a local café with some delish coffee. SM enjoyed photography and shopping.
Hope you’re enjoying this virtual journey with me. Will see you soon with snippets from our next destination!