My social network followers and friends probably know that I have recently traveled to Turkey with my family. Our Turkey trip was great! The weather was perfect by that time (not too hot or cold). I’d say that May and June months are great time for traveling to Turkey. I am going to write a separate post about our Turkey trip under “Travel experience” section. Now, I’d like to share the photos of Istanbul that I took with my iPhone.
I had my Canon camera with me but unfortunately I deleted all my professional photos from memory card. I searched a lot how to restore deleted photos from memory card but none of the tips were helpful. Taking photos wasn’t easy for me because I carried baby, photo camera, videocamera everything together. Sometimes baby was crying or tired, or sleeping on my chest. It was a big challenge for me to take perfect shoots of Istanbul with my iPhone. Hope you will enjoy Istanbul photos, sorry if they are not as high quality as you expected…
Misir is very popular in Turkey. Misir is corn. They either boil or flame corn and sell it for 2 TL (80 cents)
Aya Sofia/Hagia Sophia
Turkish jewelry. (PS: My shadow at the window holding my baby and taking photos :))
It is not culturally accepted for Turkish people to smile at you when they pass by
Traditional Ottoman dress for whole family. I love Ottoman dresses, they look fabulous
Traditional Turkish slippers, great for a gift
Traditional Turkish cup set with tea pot
Turkish silk carpet. It costs very expensive but the quality is perfect!
I liked how they designed this wall, looks great
There are wild cats and dogs in Istanbul everywhere. People feed them by giving breads
One of my favorite stores. They sell all types of Turkish playing instruments here.
We took IDO at Eminony in Istanbul. IDO means Istanbul Denizcilik Otobusu. IDO is a huge ship with lots of spaces for parking cars and takes passengers from Eminonu to 1 or 2 stations (depending on service type)
Good boutique at Sultan Ahmet to buy Turkish traditional souvenirs
Shop assistants in Istanbul are welcoming and don’t mind when tourists take their photos even they are not shopping 🙂
And finally I could take my photo too 😉
These guys sell organic natural juice that they made in front of you. And they love posing for photos 🙂
I Internet cafe in Istanbul. This cafe has souvenirs too
Most Turkish people drive FIAT, even taxi drivers. Because FIAT is the cheapest Turkish car that everybody can afford to buy
Gulhane station. People in Istanbul are relaxed. They put chairs, small benches everywhere and chat with each other.