Sunday, September 18, 2011

Destination Istanbul - Spectacular!

For my 27th Birthday I headed to Istanbul for a long weekend with my friend M. We stayed at the Pera district which is a vibrant place to be especially during the weekend when the city is enjoying the sounds of music, excitement and the buzz of the upcoming weekend. If you are planning to catch up on sleep it’s definitely not the location to be in, however if you are into bar hoping and enjoying the night, you have found your place. An approximately 1 hour and 20 minute flight from Athens, Istanbul is a perfect destination to enjoy great nightlife, food, shopping and sightseeing.
Hagia Sophia an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires.
On Saturday night we met up with my high school friend Ezel whom I haven’t seen for over 12 years and he took us to a special place where one can enjoy the traditional Turkish drink raki and meze.



On Sunday M and I headed to the Istinye Park shopping complex for some shopping therapy
 
Your world is 360! Celebrating my last hours of being 26 with delicious cocktails and sushi at the hot spot 360 bar
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A beautiful day in the city, Alp our great from Istanbul took us out to lunch on my birthday! Here I am with M enjoying burgers and wine just before our departure in the evening. An unforgettable trip! A big thank you to my dear friends. xoxo P.S. if you are in Istanbul you must absolutely try fountouk (hazelnut) vodka.

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