see the rest of the collab with HARRODS here #Destinationparty
Hey guys. Quick post today because I have to board a 14 hour flight home to LA for thanksgiving but wanted to give you some eye candy in the meantime. A couple months back I was fortunate enough to visit Europe’s biggest city, Istanbul. I was accompanied by the Harrods team and other similar influencers for a big destination party. Please see above for the video.
Below you’ll find a small city guide to follow should you visit Istanbul in the near future. [Please be advised that there are current travel warnings in certain countries due to the recent incidences involving ISIS]
WHERE TO STAY:
Four Seasons Sultanahmet– With boasting views over Hagia Sophia up on their A’YA lounge, it makes for a perfect place to feel like a native. The garden for breakfast is also a must.
WHAT TO SEE:
Sultan Ahmed Mosque or “blue mosque”– One of the most popular sites and a bit touristy so I recommend an early visit. From the architecture to sacred consciousness inside, it’s a must-see. Also woman are required to be covered before entering so long sleeves and pants are best but if not they provide you with washed loaner garments. If I remember right, men are usually fine but wear pants to be safe.
The Grand Bazaar – A market featuring keepsakes and cultural specialties from the country of Turkey. Spices, coffee, candy, glassware and furniture all can be found within presented in visually stunning orderliness.
Bosphorus sea – If you can, book a boat tour along the Bosphorus Sea to capture unparalleled perspectives of the city. You’ll pass under the bosphorus bridge and cruise alongside the ‘strait’ area which people favor to sit at during sunset or sunrise.
Basilica Cistern– Even though I didn’t have the time to explore this, it’s highly recommended by many sights and friends of mine. If you’ve been comment below! would love to hear your experience.
From LAX- Turkish airlines has a nonstop flight to Istanbul which is about 13 hours.
From JFK- Turkish airlines offers a nonstop trip to Istanbul at only 10 hours.
photos: Nick pierce & myself