istanbul

DO NOT Miss the Galata Bridge & Galata Tower

Since my post titles automatically capitalize every letter, you have no way of knowing that I put “DO NOT” in all caps and the rest in small letters because that’s how serious I am about not missing this part of Istanbul. <—Which is why I told you there, just now. I’m so, so serious. I had thought about going to the Galata Bridge on my own as I had heard it was worth visiting, but I never made it on my own time. I really had no intention of going to Galata Tower, assuming it was enough to see it towering (lol)…

Istanbul’s Dolmabahce Palace–Better than Topkapi??

Merve took off work one day while I was staying with her so she could show me a little bit more of her awesome city, which was super nice of her. (Among everything else she did for me while I was there.) She was pretty intent on showing me Dolmabahce, her favorite palace! I had definitely never considered Dolmabahce Palace slash had never even heard of it. It’s pretty overlooked by tourists in favor of the more popular Topkapi Palace. I didn’t go to Topkapi, but I did get in line for a ticket so that I could get away from a Turkish…

Next stop: Istanbul

Me again. I’m a couple of hours away from embarking on my fourth, and final (?), journey of 2014, just as soon as I decide to get out of bed. My official vacation photographer, Spencer, has requested daily posts about my trip since he can’t be there, and I will do my best to oblige since he let me borrow his backpack and is cat sitting for me. I’m mostly packed and ready to rock almost 24 hours of travel on my way to Istanbul! I will have a tiny copilot with me this time, and Sir Victor is nestled…