The best places to go in Istanbul
1. Ortakoy: You can have the best meal of your life in Ortakoy for about $13, Kumpir+ Waffle. It’s a beautiful area to relax with your friends and its the last place I visited before going home.
2. Emirgan: This area is breathtaking. It looks like a boardwalk with the beautiful Bosphorus to your right. On this street you can find many awesome restaurants, however these are the restaurants that tend to be more expensive because of the location.
3. Bebek: If you have an evening full of luxury and glamour, this is where you should go. This is one of the most expensive areas in Istanbul. Definitely worth trying at least once.
4. Levent Malls: If you are a shopaholic like me, go to Levent, I beg you! Levent is home to the most beautiful mall ever (maybe I am exaggerating, maybe not). It’s architecture is unique and its stores are awesome. It’s also super easy to reach on the metro, just get of on Levent.
5. Sultanahmet Area: This is obvious! This is where the tourists usually go during their first days. The Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, and Basilica Cistern are all there. A must see if you are in Istanbul.
6. Taksim: Taksim is like a smaller version of downtown NYC. Many stores, many people, and lots to do. Also fully equipped with 2 starbucks for coffee lovers although I recommend Turkish Coffee, its much better.
There are many places more to go, but I think these are pretty cool places to visit if you are going to visit Istanbul for a few days.
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