My Bucket List: The Turkey Edition

September 4, 2015

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As I will be living and studying a year in Istanbul, I thought it might be a good idea to write down everything that I want to accomplish, experience and do during that time. My overall goal is to feel and live like a true local in Istanbul. Let’s do this!

  • Visiting Dolmabahce Palace
  • Knowing how to get around Istanbul without a map
  • Visiting the unbelievable Pamukkale
  • Being invited to Turkish wedding festivities
  • Finding the best baklava in town
  • Visiting a Turkish village
  • Eating all flavors of Turkish delight
  • Learning to speak some Turkish
  • Exploring the Kadiköy market
  • Bargaining in the Grand Bazaar
  • Visiting the amazing Cappadocia
  • Finally finding an apartment
  • Enjoying the view on the Galata Tower at night
  • Celebrating New Years Eve in Istanbul
  • Trying a fish kebap
  • Visiting the famous Princes’ Islands
  • Being friends with one of Istanbul cats
  • Going out typical Turkish
  • Watching a Turkish soccer game in the stadion
  • Finding the best view of Istanbul
  • Having a beach vacation in Turkey
  • Knowing how to cook at least one Turkish dish
  • Visiting the ancient Ephesus
  • Doing a touristy Bosporus tour
  • Finding vegetarian Manti
  • Having local friends
  • Learning to make Turkish cay
  • Trying the sugary and colorful macun

Is there anything else that you would add to my bucket list?

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  • Reply Allison @ Head Elsewhere September 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    That’s so exciting! I visited Istanbul last year and loved it – hope you can cross everything off your list!

    xx Allison

  • Reply Kerstin September 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    That sounds like an amazing bucket list! Have fun ticking off the items one after one 🙂

    Love, Kerstin

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