Istanbul, Turkey – Europe #19 [VIDEO]

Istanbul was a place full of crazy experiences, and just like in Asia, you can walk outside the door and five minutes later be somewhere completely different than first planned.

Istanbul was a city with surprises around every corner, from shoe shiners with their beautifully designed shining copper tool box to people selling water melon from wooden wheelbarrows.

Getting lost in bazaars and spice markets, sipping tea from dusk til dawn and walking aimlessly through cobble stoned side streets was something I would gladly have done for weeks on end …

To read more about our time in Istanbul, make sure you check out:

  • Istanbul, Turkey – Where West Meets East

We hope you enjoyed our Istanbul video, and stay tuned for at least 1 new video every week – Next stop Romania!

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20 Responses to Istanbul, Turkey – Europe #19 [VIDEO]

  1. Idilelveris September 18, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Vidoe is well intended but falls victim to shallowness. Istanbul is so much more than the tourist trap of old city and the tourist food you eat there and portray as “great”. You don’t even show the tiles of the Blue Mosque that you talk about. The biggest crime of all, it is completely orientalist: the only thing missing in the video was that you put a headscarf and flew on a carpet. Sad…

    • Sofia - As We Travel September 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

      thanks for sharing . I understand your comment, however understand that when you have only 2 days to arrive, plan & film a video episode like we did during the 30 countries in 90 days Europe Train Challenge – some things will get missed – we would love to visit Istanbul again, and spend more time exploring the city and the rest of Turkey.

  2. Awtjunkie September 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    what a GREAT video guys, i loved your hat Sofia haha so funny :p

  3. Sandra September 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    what a GREAT video guys, i loved your hat Sofia haha so funny :p

    • Sofia - As We Travel September 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      Hey Sandra, thanks for the comment – Istanbul was an amazing city!

  4. Andi Perullo September 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    You guys are just too fabulous! Loved this video!!! Hope you got the pink hat — it looked beautiful on you :)

  5. Hala September 20, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    i love the video! makes me want to go to turkey that much more! :) thank you guys!

  6. Rajasthan Tours Operator September 22, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    this video is great full of istanbul

  7. tanu mehta September 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Excellent overview, it pointed me out something I didn’t realize before. I should encourage for your wonderful work. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

  8. Peter Lee September 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    This is really nice video. Sometime it made me laugh. and the stress of the day has been out. Thanks a lot Sofia.

  9. Sean Mulkeen September 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Istanbul rocks! Spent 3 days there back in January when tourist season was low, and will definitely return. People, food & culture are all amazing.

    • Sofia - As We Travel September 24, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      thanks Sean – yes I also loved it in Istanbul – can’t wait to go back and spend more time in Turkey.

  10. Sofia - As We Travel September 24, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    thank you very much for your comment Tanu :)

  11. T. Goshadze October 9, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Planning to travel in November; cannot wait to see it all. Thanks for posting this video :) 

  12. Si @thedepartureboard.com October 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Is it rude to grab the Ice Cream?? Pink is so your colour Sofia! Will have to see more of Istanbul sometime.  Have added the link to The Travel Bloggers Guide To Turkey.

    regards, Si

  13. Rajasthan Tours October 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    nice video 

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