The largest city in Turkey . 14 000 000 million people , the most of them are muslim . This city is in european territory and asian also . Without doubt , one of the most beautiful cities in the world . Also one of the most tourist cities in the world .
I spent a week , with my friend Sergio . The weather was so nice . Many plans to do in Instanbul , its a big city , which offers almost everything . From the old city to the new city . Many street markets and street food .
In the old city , in the part of Hippodrome . You can find Constantinople Catedral and The Blue Mosquee . Its the most tourist part . Turkish people can speak several language . They are very friendly , always trying to get as much as they can from the tourist . But they are so funny and outgoing .
Dolmabahce Palace and Topkapi , its very worthy to visit . The decoration is very beautiful and they are very big , with many rooms inside . So you have many things to check .
At night is very nice to walk around Instanbul , if the weather is good . One of the favorite plans for turkish people are sitting down , relaxing with tea and smoking shisha . Turkish people are having tea , the whole day .
One of the plans , during day or night , its walking around Grand Bazar . You can find there , anything you are looking for . They are gonna speak to you in your own language and you need to barguin to get the best price . Many local clothes , food , souvenirs …
Walking around and enjoy turkish gastronomy , was my favorite plan . You can enjoy their kebabs , teas , turkish delights . Alcohol is expensive , they are muslim . But its easy to find alcohol . The only problem , they sell it on a prohibitive price .
Sunset in asian part are amazing . Breathtaking !! Just to take a ferry , in a few minutes , you will get asian part . Asian part is more local place , less tourist . Its the best place to enjoy the gastronomy . Not only because of prices but also local different offers .
My highlight in Instanbul was water tanks , near Hippodrome . The lights were very beautiful . It was a peaceful place , just in the heart of the city tourist place .