Istanbul: Day Three

We had about half a day left in Istanbul before our flight.. and we had some visitors.
We were staying at the Hotel Armada in the Sultanahmet area.. it was the perfect choice. Everyone was so nice.. you can always tell by the way they treat your child. The rooms, the ambiance.. everything just right. But the best part of it all.. the breakfast. Delectable.

Squeeze your own orange juice.

and the view of the Bosphorous

and before I forget.. our not so surprise visitors. The Honeymooners! no I am not the weird sister in law who crashes her brothers honeymoon. The couple was so tired after planning the wedding that they came to me to plan the honeymoon.. I was already going to Turkey so my brother jumped on the Turkey bandwagon except his trip included Cappadocia and Antalya while we had to go home :( 

oh and did i mention the other stunning view from our hotel.. The Blue Mosque

The hotel also featured turtles

Vintage wooden bird cages

And a cool old shoe polishing station

Our last few hours went by in a blur.. our biggest regret... not being able to fit in the Topkapi Palace.. but we did have time for our last dessert :)

It was as beautiful as it was good.. M and I needed a minute just to figure out how and where to begin.. after that it didn't take us to long to finish.

And if this trip hadn't already been perfect it got even better when the airlines bumped us up to business class. I can never go back to coach.. Look at all the leg space.. and the meals never seemed to end.. 

Hope you enjoyed the trip. We sure did.

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  1. Beautiful photographs
    Have a safe and happy trip home (with that cake recipe). :)

  2. dreamy leg space & freshly squeezed orange juice! yum! and such a good observation about telling how people are nice based on the way they treat your child.

  3. Oh my, your food continues to be outrageous. That cake is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it.

  4. I wish I went on such trip dear. I did not go on a holiday for a long time. And the dessert looks amazing. Yumm..

  5. Anonymous8/26/2013

    That cake, oh my gosh that cake: it looks delicious! Sounds like you had a fantastic trip, what a nice surprise to get bumped up to business class on your flight home :)

  6. Sounds like it was a wonderful (and delicious) time! Good for you for the bump up to business class. Must have made the long flight so much better.

  7. Wow, how awesome! I miss Istanbul and love seeing it through your pictures. Love the turtles and the other beautiful touches at the hotel!

  8. I think being bumped to business class might have been the best part of the trip!! :)
    I finished reading Dan Brown's book Inferno last week and the last section took place in Istanbul...enjoyed seeing the sites from the book in your pictures!

  9. It looks like so much fun! I hope to visit Istanbul some day.

  10. I'd really love to visit Istanbul someday, it looks like such a wonderful place!

  11. what a great trip Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  12. Hanging out with your brother on his honeymoon is hilarious :). I tried to subscribe to your blog by email, but it didn't work :(? I'll try again later to see if it's a problem on my end.

  13. Looks like the rest of your trip was so much fun! :-)

  14. Oh what a fun trip! But seriously, cut it out with the food pictures! I am STARVING!

  15. How lovely, wish I could visit Turkey one day!


  16. I need to visit Turkey, looks sooo interesting. Your dessert picture just made me hungry :)
    Great snaps!

  17. great photos! looks like fun, thanks for stopping by the other day!


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