Also, I had a hard time recovering from the traumatizing experience that people call flying. If you read this post you probably know that even being in a cable car is like a near-death experience for me.
I hate losing control, I hate being stuck in a cramped space up in the air and whatever people might say it doesn't get better with time. It actually gets worse. Last time when I flew on a plane I was a lot calmer, this time around I had a panic attack that felt like a stroke.
Any tips on how to overcome flight anxiety?
Anyway, let's talk about my trip to Istanbul. Istanbul is officially the 6th most visited city in the world, it also has a population of 14.1 million, so you can imagine how crowded the city can be.
In case you were wondering if Istanbul would be a good city break destination, know that for me it wasn't. You need to take a break to charge your batteries prior to coming here because you will need fully charged batteries to explore this remarkable city.
My fiance and I spent 4 short days in Istanbul and because there was so much to see we had to walk for about 10-11 hours a day. The weather in April was a bit chilly, but it was actually the perfect weather for touring the city on foot.
It was nothing like a break, it was more like a marathon. Gotta visit'em all!
It was definitely worth it though. Istanbul is fascinating, affordable and truly unique! The city located on two continents has something for everyone. The endless liveliness of Istanbul, the food, the markets, the amazing sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, the Bosphorus cruise, will win you over.
I will not show you the chaos of the city in today's post however. We will take things slow and embark on a virtual trip to Princes' Islands.
The Prince Islands, are a chain of nine islands off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara.
We took the ferry to the largest of the Princes' Islands, Buyukada, and even though the island is only one hour away from Istanbul it's feels worlds apart.
The cars are banned here so transport is either by foot, bike or horse-
Stay tuned for more photos from my trip to Istanbul later this week!
Dolmabahce Mosque is located in the south of Dolmabahce Palace, in Besiktas, on the European coast of Bosphorus.