This is the Part 2 of 3 blog posts dedicated to our family trip to Istanbul this summer. You can read all about Part1 of our family trip here. Believe me, this was after I was extremely strict with myself in terms of what I am sharing here - else it would have been a 10 part series! Lol:)
After Galata tower, we stopped for lunch at this cafe just by the tower. It was the most yummy food that we had during our stay. If getting here wasn’t difficult - I’m sure we would have ended up here everyday! :)
After the scrumptious lunch, we went looking for this street which was full of umbrellas. It was a tiny little street tucked away in a sweet neighborhood called Karakoy. I loved the little signs, little cafes in this place that gave it a character of its own.
You must be wondering why have I included pictures of so many cats in each series. Because that place was FULL of cats. I don’t think I have seen so many cats roam the streets in my entire life! On more than one occasion, I was taking a picture of the kids and after the shot, when I start to walk - I almost walk over a stretching cat!! It seriously is a must do city for cat lovers! :)
From Karakoy we went to these rainbow steps. Though a little ill-maintained the steps had lovely colors and yours truly had to get snap happy here! Thankfully the crew agreed too :)
After a short rest, one of the most anticipated part of our trip started - the Bosphorus cruise. It was a lovely evening with the sun shining brightly behind us. We chose to sit at the top viewing area (of course!) - it got slightly chilly as the evening progressed - but the views were more than worth it! :)
The next morning I was feeling adventurous so I left on my own, with the kids in their PJs - and took them to one of their favorite places - the fountain between Hagia Sofia and the Blue mosque. Boy! Did these two have fun there!
Thanks for following our journey so far! I will be back with the final part soon! :)