FASHION GIRL LOVES ISTANBUL – so many shops, textiles and colors to see

The next day we woke up and we went to the GALATA tower and walked around this hip area called CHIGIR – I highly recommend visiting this area – lots of cute coffee shops and it is super sweet &  cute

There are a lot of cute boutiques and designer stores in this area- if you like fashion and authentic little gifts from places you travel visit all of these shops at CHIGIR

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Such cute displays these little animals with bracelets and necklaces draped over them : DSC08018

There is very cool street art here too:

DSC08032DSC08006 DSC08005 DSC08004DSC08028 DSC08027 DSC08026DSC08024 off to the tower and to see the beautiful views:

DSC08033 DSC08040DSC08049 DSC08047 DSC08046 DSC08043 DSC08042 DSC08051It was so neat to see the streets and everyone rushing to work – take out is literally someone carrying trays to the businesses doors – as you walk up and down the busy streets you see men carrying big trays with teas to different business owners – you see this within the market too

DSC08053 DSC08055 DSC08054We had to of course try ice cream – you know I am a huge fan of ice cream and I had some amazing chocolate, carmel, nut ice cream – wow the name of the place is VERA FRESCA – if you are in ISTANBUL you need to try it – holy moly !

DSC08092 DSC08098 DSC08099 DSC08095 DSC08079next was  a little journey on a boat ride along the Bosphorous

DSC08150DSC08190DSC08225DSC08109 Cats galore


Then off for a snack at THE FALLS restaurant

DSC08260They had this book of maps there so pretty

DSC08270Then we decided to visit a Hammam – when I was in Morocco I went to one and it was an incredible experience – this one not so much for some reason – I think they can be wonderfully relaxing but if you are going to go spend the money and go to a nice one – if you just go to one and spend $30.00 all you will get is a towel and be put in a room with some steam – that is it – it wasn’t even that hot – so I think a Turkish bath is a good idea but I would indulge and spend money if you are going to go – at least on the way we saw some cool street art again

DSC08303 DSC08293 DSC08285 DSC08273 DSC08272That night we ate at this wonderful restaurant called Antioche that had amazing food – I highly recommend it.


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