Have you ever been passing through somewhere and said offhandedly “we should visit here for real sometime”…and then been handed free plane tickets to come back? That’s pretty much how J and I ended up in Istanbul for Spring Break.
We were flying through Istanbul on our way home from Prague after Christmas and we had a super long layover so I was munching on way too many free samples of Turkish Delight and humming “Istanbul not Constantinople, why did Constantinople get the works?” with a possibly annoying frequency when I said exactly that “we should visit here for real sometime.” Then tada! Handed free tickets! No, seriously. Our flight was overbooked and we were asked if we could take the next flight leaving just an hour later and we’d get free round trip tickets to come back and visit Istanbul.That took a lot of work out of planning our next vacation! Unfortunately for J it only fueled my desire to sing the “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” for the next three months. Loudly. And while spinning in circles. Or skipping through our flat. But that’s not strange or anything.
Anyhoo, Istanbul was, well, it was an interesting vacation destination. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it. I had a wonderful time (despite J’s broken hand). But I wouldn’t list it as one of my top 5 favorite destinations. I do want to share with you about some of the cuisine and such though so here you go!
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