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Five days in Istanbul

Five Delicious days with me in an amazing capital of Turkey

by nati meirAbout Me:31 years old, travelling the world but my heart will be always belongs to Jerusalem. I'm a Psychology student, DJ, Amateur cook and professional eater ;) read more

EuropeTurkey8 days / October 2020

Highs & Lows

Wonder around, eat amazingly cheap and tasty street foo, breath sea breaze and enjoy the bueaty

It is hard for a single guy to enter clubs

Itinerary Overview

I had one week between jobs, and in a minute I jumped on a plane and hit Turkey. 

I stayed at Musa's house, he was a wonderful host that I found on AIRBNB, a super cool guy that  made me feel at home, and we became close friends.

I didn't make a lot of plans for this trip: every morning I went to the coffee house and drank nice Turkish tea. After that, I looked for some nice places to see in the city and started walking towards them. 

Istanbul is so pretty, that I just strolled, looking, eating street food, stopping for coffee, changing my route twice a day, chatting with random people, picturing, writing my thoughts, and taking a good look at one of the most beautiful cities that I ever saw.

Every afternoon, I was coming back to Musa's apartment and chilled with him. At the night I went out dancing, Istanbul has rich nightlife, but the really cool parties are a bit of a secret so open your eyes and get friendly with the Turkish cool kids :)


  • 4 Nights: İstanbul
  • 4 Nights: Tak-ı Zafer Cd.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would stay in a hostel to meet other travellers.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Nope, it's was really nice and chill.

  • How was the food?

    Every doner shop on the street

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Be aware with any kind of smoking weed and drinking, the Turkish anti-drugs policy is very strict.

  • Packing tips?

    Come with a little backpack instead of a suitcase, for 5 days you really don't need a lot.

  • Transportation Tips?

    There is pretty good and easy metro system in Istanbul

  • Any surprises?


  • Booking details?