I know, can you believe it – I did it! I’m going. Back to Turkey I go. I booked my flight yesterday, and just finished my hotel and apartment accommodations. I will be there the week of Thanksgiving. My plan is to:
- Live like a tourist the first 4 days – I will be staying at Hotel Sari Konak, in the historic district of Sultanahmet, where I will visit all sorts of historic sites, visit the Asian side of Turkey, and cruise around like a typical tourist.
- The second half of the trip I am going to live like a local – I’ve rented a beautiful apartment via Airbnb – cozy flat near Galata Tower. I plan to take a few cooking classes and try my hand at some real Turkish cuisine (along with some wine) while in this lovely flat.
I have no expectations with this trip except to enjoy my solitude and the immense amount of history this amazing city has to share.
I will be putting together my itinerary, or at least a list of things I want to see and do while in Turkey in the coming weeks. If you have been to Istanbul, I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations on what to see and do.