my trip to turkey, simply put, was one of those few things I do on a whim. Usually before I set off to a new and unfamiliar place, I do a perfunctory “research” and then off I go.
this time around I randomly selected Turkey and it turned out to be one of my most memorable trips so far. My posts will be more about turkey and most of the places I visited. I met and made a good number of friends – shared stories and toured the city together. Suffice it to say, I fell in love with this country; i felt at home 😀
i stayed at this hostel in Kadikoy ( the Asian side of Istanbul) which suited me fine because the area is not swamped with tourists and has a laid back vibe to it, although at night it’s a different thing all together 😀
every other day I would catch a ferry to the European side (takes only 15mins plus the view is amazing) or at sunset I would go on a bosphorous ride to take in the beautiful scenery. I didn’t get to see as many places as I would have loved to partly because I spent the better half of my day sleeping/or just chilling.
on a side note, I would like to recommend this hostel to any tourist who wishes to visit Turkey in the nearest future. I definitely made the right choice by staying there because of the easy access to virtually all parts of Istanbul. All it takes it takes is just a short minute walk through the fish restaurant and attractive shops on the way to the ferry terminal. I would not recommend taking a taxi to the European side or anywhere for that matter due to the traffic during the day.
the photos below were taken from my window..