Turkey Summer 2015

Turkey 2015: Last Days in Istanbul – 8/14/15 Through 8/19/15

After we returned, we were exhausted. It was such an amazing trip, but we ran out of energy (and money). We decided that we needed to get in some final tourism, exploring the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Other than that, Serra had some family obligations and small errands to run. The Topkapi Palace was […]

Turkey Summer 2015: Day of Tourism Before Cappadocia – 8/10/15

After getting back from Çeşme, we had one day before venturing out to Cappadocia. Today’s plans include the Hagya Sofia, Basilica Cistern, and visiting various areas around Istanbul. The first stop was the Hagya Sofia. We arrived before the line got too long. It was stunning how beautiful the building was, and the history was […]

Turkey Summer 2015: Weekend in Çeşme 8/7/15 through 8/9/15

This weekend in Istanbul was actually spent in Çeşme, a beach-like area in Turkey. We took an airplane to the city, since it was an 8 hour drive away. Upon arrival in Izmir, we rented a car and headed right to our hotel, called the Tash Mahal Hotel. It was an awesome minimal place. Once we […]

Turkey Summer 2015: Arrival and First Day, 8/5/15 – 8/6/15

I decided this year that I was going to spend 2 weeks in Istanbul this summer! The trip is from August 5th to August 19th, with 2 mini trips to some amazing places, Çeşme and Cappadocia. I headed out for my 5pm flight around 9:30am to the train station in Middletown, NY. I had a […]