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First trip to Asia – Bosphorus Cruise day trips

First trip to Asia – Bosphorus Cruise day trips

No trip to Istanbul is complete without the Bosphorus cruise day trips that let you cross over to another continent in a day.  We love boat trips so we were excited when the day arrived that we would make that trip. I’d been to Asia before when I visited Israel back in my late teens, but James and the kids have never been out of Europe, so this was pretty big for us. Bosphorus cruise day trips – which one?…

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Istanbul for kids – the good and the bad

Istanbul for kids – the good and the bad

We absolutely adored our first time in Istanbul and would love to return.  If you’re wondering what is worth visiting in Istanbul for kids then read on for what our tips are.  We didn’t manage to go everywhere of course! Things to do in Istanbul for kids Istanbul and Turkey are great for kids, the people just love children and are so pleasant and accommodating. Having two older kids meant that they didn’t get quite so much attention, but we still…

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First impressions of Istanbul

First impressions of Istanbul

We’ve just returned from a lovely 4 night trip to Istanbul.  It was part wedding anniversary trip, part wedding present trip since the flights were bought using vouchers we received for our wedding 7 years ago! We flew from London Heathrow which isn’t exactly local to us, but we have friends who don’t live too far away and they offered to keep our car on the drive while we were away and it meant we managed to fit in time to…

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