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.
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.
She tries a historically accurate meal, where they serve you traditional Ottoman cuisine made from recipes dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.
Next up, she hit the ladies baths to be washed and pampered in the Old World way at the Hürrem bathhouse.
“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.