After writing 20 things about Rome last month, I have compiled another list, this time about Istanbul. As winter is fast approaching and the season of short getaways is almost here, I present you with a list of fun things to do, eat, drink and see in one of the liveliest cities of the world. Also, expect a lot more of “20 things” about many more cities 🙂 Enjoy!

1) Istanbul Modern: a museum but also a wonderful fusion restaurant at night

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2) Emirgan Sütiš in Bebek for the best Turkish breakfast experience

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3) Nišantaše: the posh neighborhood of Istanbul – have wine or coffee at House Café

4) Kümpir (i.e. jacket potatoes) in Ortaköye

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5) Bosphorus boat rides

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6) The Grand Bazaar

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7) Lahm Ajun at the Grand Bazaar

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8) Kebab and Yogurt at Saray

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9) Street Food: Kebabs and Wet Burgers in Taksim

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10) Street Food again: Mussels on Istiklal Street

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11) Pomegranate Juices: Full of vitamins

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12) Sultan Ahmet

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13) Castana in winter

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14) Simit

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15) Wine tasting and cheese at Sensus in Galata

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16) Galata Tower and the streets around it

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17) The tea, all the time, everywhere

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18) The bridges

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19) Gram for breakfastgram-1

20) And last but absolutely not least, Aya Sofia and the History behind it

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