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The Istanbul travel, the Istiklal street

12.07.2015
I walked around the Istiklal street. It’s a street which is located in the new city of  European side of Istanbul.

Let me explain  a little about Istanbul here. There are two continents , European side and Asian side, in Istanbul, even though it’s one country.

Moreover,  there are two parts of cities in each continent, old city and new city.

Anyway,  nice boutiques , department stores, restaurants line up in the street.  It’s exactly the must-visit street in Istanbul!

You can go there by subway. And the nearest staion is Taksim.

I went there with my new roommate. When we got to the Taksim station,  a monument came into sight.

Accoriding to the website, it’s  a monument of Republic. It’s built to commemorate the birth of the Republic of Turkey.

Lots of statues of the soldiers stand on the monument are impressive.

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A monument of Republic

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The Istiklal street

Anyway,  I started walking the Istiklal street.  It’s bustled with lots of tourists.

The shop of Turkish Icecream, Kebab. Everything looked delicious!!

A while later, I got to a Galata tower. The emperor Athanasius built it as a lighthouse in 528. It’s the highest building back then.

Moreover, you  can enjoy 360-degree panoramic view of Istanbul from the lookout. So many media film here when they feature  Istanbul in a TV program. Needless to say, it’s one of the highlights of Istanbul.

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The Galata tower

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The magnificent view of Istanbul

Later, I got to the sea named Bosporus.Many floating stands line up along the sea.
The specialty here is  a mackerel sandwiches. It’s a sandwiches of a grilled mackerel and fresh vegetable which is flavored with juicy lemon source.

Actually, I wasn’t hungry at all. Because I  had just eaten a chicken sandwiches. Nevertheless,I wolfed down it!

That’s how much I liked it!

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The floating stand

Then, I went to the bazar and did window-shopping and walked around the city aimlessly.

While walking under the Galata bridge, I found  many nice restaurants. I entered there to take a rest.

I could see a beautiful view in the restaurant. It’s so breathtaking that it blowed off some part of my tiredness.

After I went  home, I had a dinner with the roommate. She  gave me food  made with Artichoke. It’s super delicious! I wolfed down again!

The dessert the roommate made, Istanbul travel

The dessert the roommate made

 

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