Day 8: Princes Island, Taksim & Istiklal

After a saddening experience in Izmir, we were back in Istanbul for the last day of our Turkey trip. Weather was once again not reliable, but we still headed to Princes’ Islands after breakfast.

Funiculur to Kabatas
Funiculur to Kabatas

We took the cheapest ferry to Princes’ Islands for 6TL one way.

Horse cart stand on Buyukada
Horse cart stand on Buyukada

Europe's largest wooden house
Europe’s largest wooden house

2pm on a cloudy day in the Bosphorus Strait
2pm on a cloudy day in the Bosphorus Strait

We freshened up at our hotel, had a hearty chat with the owner about regional politics and headed to Istiklal street.

One of the last Simits of our trip
One of the last Simits of our trip
Endless varieties of Baklawa
Endless varieties of Baklawa

We were pretty stressed out towards the end of the day and only had enough energy to pick up our bags from the cloak room and jump on to the airport shuttle bus. Ironically, traffic on the Asian side of Istanbul held us down for a couple of hours. We checked in just 45 mins before the flight and FlyDubai still managed a timely departure.

This is the last post from my Turkey Roadtrip.

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