Hello lovelies and happy holidays,
long time no see. Considering the fact that we’re already in 2022, one of my new year’s resolutions was to get more active here. I’ve been thinking what to write here for such a long time and I think posting about my last vacation is best option in this case, because why not to start off with something light and interesting.
Back to July, 2021 …
Last summer was super hot in Bosnia and all I wanted back then is go somewhere on vacation. And that’s when my sister and I packed our suitcases, booked four nights in some hotel and left for Turkey. Planning trips was never on my to-do list, so this happened in a blink of an eye. We also bought two bus tickets because going to Turkey by a plane is a bit expensive especially if it’s a peak season. And visiting Turkey during summer season means crowded hotels, expensive plane tickets and tourists everywhere.
Our bus journey, including little breaks, lasted 24 hours which is a bit too much. We were so excited and we couldn’t wait to finally reach our hotel. Of course we were dead tired, but it really paid off once we came to Istanbul and saw our destination. We stayed in Dalan hotel in Istanbul and I liked it. The stuff is friendly and they will help you about everything. Also its prices are very affordable and the room we had was so nice. Although we had only breakfast in our hotel, I found their food very tasty. Everything was so nice.
It was breathtaking and even though it wasn’t my first time staying in Istanbul, once again I got lost in its wonderfulness and perfection. All my tiredness vanished into a thin air once I saw beautiful streets of Istanbul. There is this special feeling when you take a walk in Istanbul. Somehow you get this feeling of freedom like nowhere else. In that moment, you forget about everything else. It’s only you and Istanbul. And honestly, you can feel this intimate connection between you and this city. It’s different than everywhere else. People were welcoming us everywhere, inviting us to try out their delicious food. Turkish people were offering us baklava, kebab, and borek that simply melted in my mouth and I couldn’t stop eating it.
Like I already said, it wasn’t my first time in Istanbul, but every time I go there I can’t get enough of this city. It’s so unique and people are friendly. We visited its historical places including Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Pierre Lotti Hill, Camlica, and The Gallata Tower. We’ve seen many other places as well, but these were my favorite and I highly recommend visiting them once you are in Istanbul. These places are worth seeing and if I had to pick just one of these places, it would probably be Hagia Sophia and The Gallata Tower. Also, when in Istanbul, Bosphorus cruise is simply a must. I don’t think that there are right words to describe this magical feeling. When dining on a boat, crystal clear water, salty air, and cool breeze are there just to complete this perfect picture. Can you imagine it?
Our vacation lasted only four days. And these four days were best days of my life. They are highlights of the year. I loved every second spent in Istanbul and I can’t wait to go back there. I know it’s only January, but if you are thinking of your next destination, I highly recommend Turkey, Istanbul. It’s an ideal place for vacation. It’s a place where the West meets the East. It’s the combination of the past and modern times and everyone can find something for themselves. Istanbul is a place for everyone and there are big chances that you will like it, too.
Have you ever been to Istanbul or any other city in Turkey? If yes, did you like it?
I’m glad to hear you had a great time exploring Turkey – it certainly looks sunny and warm, unlike the dreary winter weather we are having right now in Ireland 😂 A girl can always dream. Thanks for sharing and have a good day ☺️ Aiva
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Yes, indeed, it was really a great summer for me. Aren’t dreary winters somehow typical for Ireland or am I wrong? 😁 Thank you, have a nice day, too! x
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