We stayed at the Shangri-la Bosphorus while in Istanbul. A stunning hotel right next to the Bosphorus Strait with welcoming staff- and the best part? They have a menu with 100 different types of teas!
On the evening of my birthday we went to an amazing restaurant, Mikla. This restaurant overlooks the entire city with gorgeous views of the Bosphorus Strait and the Asian side of Istanbul. We saw the sun set, had yummy wine and delicious Turkish food. It was the perfect way to spend my birthday!
I've wanted to go to the Grand Bazaar for a very long time. Not just for the shopping, but also for the experience. And let me tell you, it was definitely an experience! The first day we went, we spent 3 hours in the market and maybe only got through half. The second day we went - the same thing happened! There is just so much to look at - from gorgeous lights, to cute tea sets, beautiful scarves and much much more!
Definitely add it to the list as a place to visit if you haven't been yet. You won't regret it!