20 Top Things to do in Alanya Turkey (With Prices & Video)

Last year around this time I was in Istanbul for almost two weeks on my own wandering around and trying all the best spas and restaurants. I loved being in Turkey: the history, the food, the people. Istanbul became one of my favorite cities. I had been wanting to come back to Turkey to go

Best of Istanbul (in photos)

I had so much fun taking photos in Istanbul and you guys seemed to really like the on Instagram. I mentioned in my little guide to Istanbul that I couldn't share them all in that post and would do another about my time with Walks of Turkey. I took the 3 hour Best of Istanbul walking tour but

Best Boutiques in Istanbul

I can't go to a new city without checking out the shopping! Once I found out I was going to Istanbul, I searched the top things to do there and shopping was way up there. I started searching for the best boutiques in Istanbul and to be honest, was coming up short. I wrote down

Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, My Relaxing Hideout in Istanbul

After the World Tourism Forum ended, I check out of the W in upscale Nisantasi and headed to the tourist side of town, Sultanahmet, and checked in at the Hotel Ibrahim Pasha (Ibrahim Pasha Hotel) for 4 nights. I wanted to see more of where to stay in Istanbul, and the Sultanahmet came up as a top

My Little Guide to Istanbul

My 10 days in Istanbul was such a welcomed break from the dusty heat in Goa. It's not that I don't love the Indian beach life, but sometimes that fresh cold European air is very welcome! I need more time in Istanbul, but as most backpackers go for only 2-5 days to each city, I think

Where to Stay in Istanbul (& How to Get Around)

I adore Istanbul! Ten days was a long time to explore, plus I researched a lot ahead of time. This article will show you where to stay in Istanbul and how to get around! Plus I added a map so you can see everything laid out. Of course, 10 days isn't enough to "know it