Spanning two continents and melding the traditional and the cosmopolitan, you will find Istanbul enchanting and exotic. Find out how to do the city right even on your first visit.
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Being one of our absolute favorite cities in the world, we have gone to Istanbul many, many times and can’t wait to get there again. While there, we like to try and find new places to explore, but a lot of the time we go back to our most popular spots like the Rumeli Hisari for breakfast.
4:33 – Overnight Train from Ankara
6:26 – Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn – Turkish ferries
8:50 – When is the best time to go to Istanbul?
9:37 – Turkey is famous for tulips
10:53 – Princes Islands
13:13 – Sight in Sultan Ahmet
29:08 – Outside of Sultan Ahmet
33:56 – Grand Bazaar
Hotels in SultanAhmet
Top Kapi Palace
Hamam- Turkish Bath
Balik Ekmek Boats (fish sandwich boats)
Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.