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When I tell people that Turkey is one of my favorite travel destinations and Istanbul is one of my favorite cities, I’m usually met with skepticism and incredulity.  The first question is, “But didn’t you feel unsafe?!”  Turkey definitely has its challenges and as with any destination you have to be careful, but it is a complex and rich culture with amazing history and some of the best food I’ve ever had.

I’ll introduce you to some of my favorite things to do in Istanbul, how to craft the perfect 2-3 day itinerary, what to eat, what souvenirs to take home, and how to navigate this culture as a female traveler.

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