Four Things To Do In Istanbul
For authentic and affordable food go to Helvetica. Here you’ll have a choice of around 20 options, to pile on your plate – 5 selections should be enough for one person. You will find this hidden gem in a side street off the famed shopping street Istiklal Caddesi. Vegetarian friendly.
The Galata Tower
You know that signature picture postcard shot of Istanbul? It was most likely taken here, at the Galata Tower.
Sunset in Asia
Reachable by ferry or a bus over the Bosphorus Bridge, the Asian half of city is an often overlooked part of Istanbul. Make sure to see the sunset from one of the lounge bars near the shore.
Taste the street food
Sample one of the city’s many street stalls, selling roasted chestnuts, roasted corn, simit pretzels and lahmacun. Refresh your palette with a Turkish tea or a cup of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.