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Istanbul, Turkey First Timers

Flight

  • Turkish Airways if my preferred travel airline to Istanbul
  •  Other direct flight option from Kuwait is: Jazeera Airways
  •  From Dubai: A direct flight is on Pegasus Airlines + FlyDubai

 

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Sleep

Le Méridien Istanbul Hotel Etiler

– Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At The Bosphorus

– Hotel Les Ottomans

– Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas

– W Istanbul

– Istanbul Edition

– Raffles Istanbul

– Hotel Morione

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Food

-Turkish Cuisine-

MIKLA 

Meze by Lemon Tree 

360 Istanbul

BEYTI

Safi Meyhane

Yeni Lokanta

– Italian Cuisine –

CIPRIANI ISTANBUL

-Fusion-

MÜZEDECHANGA 

-International-

– X Restaurant & Bar  (located on the top floor of the historical Deniz Palace in Şişhane)

– SUNSET GRILL & BAR 

-Desserts-

– Develi Baklava 

– Divan Patisserie, Taksim

– Ab’bas Waffle, Bebek

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If it is your first time in Istanbul, you have to do this:

  • See Ayasofya
  • TOPKAPI Palace
  • See Blue Mosque
  •  See Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Bosphorus Boat Tour
  • SWIM AT SUADA (00 90 212 236 7300). Float between Europe and Asia at Suada, a swimming pool surrounded by bars and restaurants carved into a little island in the middle of the Bosphorus. The boat leaves from Kuruçesme Park.
  • Taksim Square
  • Grand Bazaar
  • If you have time, Egyptian Bazaar
  • Check out the Spice Market.
  • Hammam: BATHTIME (Open daily for men from 8am to 10pm and for women from 8am to 8.30pm)
  • Check out the Roman and Ottoman empire at the Basilica Cistern.

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“Istanbul: A city where every photograph narrates a thousand stories”

Cheers,

Hello965 team

Thanksgiving Turkey in Kuwait [Updated]

 

With Thanksgiving around the corner (Nov. 24th) you might be asking yourself, “Where can I get a turkey made for dinner in Kuwait?”.

Feedback on Twitter (follow us @Hello965) tells us that you can get turkeys delivered or picked up ready to om nom nom from:

We will update this list as we find more places that offer Thanksgiving turkeys ~

Hoş geldiniz!

I recently went to Istanbul, this is not a review about the trip. However, for what its worth, I do recommend a trip to Istanbul. Its great, clean, beautiful and I LOVED it. The only thing that I hated was the FREEZING/rainy weather. Yes, i prefer a hot & sunny one.

During my stay there, I noticed that in every corner of every street, there are small shop-like stands of “Kastan“! MY FAVORITE! I heart Kastan, specially when its really hot, in a very coooold weather. <3

 
Kastan was literally one of the reasons I survived such cold weather 😛
 
ibthimatkum mayshawig? If your answer was no then you’re wrong. cuz it was GOOOOD.
Anyhow, I also noticed they’re famous with “Apple tea“. I’ve never tried Apple Tea before! Unfortunately, i didn’t take any picture of the mentioned tea. It was excellent nonetheless.
Not forgetting ofcourse, Turkish Coffee, is original. I don’t crave for turkish coffee alot in Kuwait, but since the day I arrived in Istanbul, and the least I drink was twice a day.
This picture was taken in a cafe called “House Cafe”. Apparently, its like Starbucks but for Turkey. Its everywhere in there..

Now now, the best part 😛 Lol seriously this is just toooooo cute. haha ;p and it reminded me of ANSAM!! knowing how much she’d appreciate something as cute and yummy 😛
We went for dinner in this classy restaurant, we placed our order and waited for food. The waiter came with this for starters..

LOL CUTE CUTE CUTE.
I stared at it for about 3 minutes.. mit7asfa akilha. There were only 2 pieces since we were 2 people.
If you’re wondering what that is, its goat cheese, with walnut in top of it.
If you’re planning to go to Istanbul anytime soon, please feel free to email me and I will be more than happy to give suggestions on the places to go to.
cheers!