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Istanbul, Turkey, Looks Gorgeous Through This Travel Blogger’s Lens

This travel blogger is always fun to “travel” with. Nadine produces her own travel videos, and often brings in travel blogging gurus like Nomadic Matt to join her on “Hey Nadine,” her YouTube channel. She’s making it work—Air Istanbul has just hosted her for a tourism promo visit.

It worked on me too; I really want to go to Turkey now.

Istanbul looks incredible. Exotic, charming architecture, hot, spicy, and right on the water—magic.

Welcome to a little tour of Istanbul in Turkey. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Welcome to a little tour of Istanbul in Turkey, a video by ‘Hey Nadine’ on YouTube. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

Our lovely tour guide, Nadine. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Our lovely tour guide, Nadine. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

A view from the water across old Istanbul, also known as Constantinople. (Screeshot/YouTube)

A view from the water across old Istanbul, also known as Constantinople. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

Nadine gives us a glimpse of the beautiful Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia mosque that is currently undergoing an exciting renovation—ancient art is being rediscovered as the mosques’ walls are scraped back to reveal Christian art underneath.

Details on the ceiling of the Blue Mosque, named after the blue tiles used in the mosaics and interior design. (Christian Perez/Wikimedia Commons

Details on the ceiling of the Blue Mosque, named after the blue tiles used in the mosaics and interior design. (Image: Christian Perez/Wikimedia Commons

She tries a historically accurate meal, where they serve you traditional Ottoman cuisine made from recipes dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

Historically accurate cuisine. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Historically accurate cuisine. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

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Next up, she hit the ladies baths to be washed and pampered in the Old World way at the Hürrem bathhouse.

Off to the Turkish Baths for some relaxing and pampering. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Off to the Turkish Baths for some relaxing and pampering. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

Nadine and the girls about to get in the big baths...no cameras allowed. (Screeshot/YouTube)

Nadine and the girls about to get in the big baths… no cameras allowed. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

“Istanbul city is particularly unique, as it is located in both Asia and Europe divided by the Bosphorus Straight,” explains Nadine, as she cruises the shoreline in a tour boat.

She drinks copious amounts of thick black Turkish coffee and Turkish delights, sounding a little slurred (too much sugar and caffeine?) says she doesn’t regret it a bit. Then they do the coffee ground fortune telling (like reading tea leaves).

Istanbul looks like a great destination.

Views along the Bosophorous Straight. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Views along the Bosphorus Straight, Istanbul. (Screenshot/YouTube/Hey Nadine)

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