This is the first time for me in Istanbul and It’s not gonna be the last time. Istanbul locates in the north-west of Marmara Region in Turkey. This city sit between two continents, Asian and Eroupe. I was there in summer and the weather was really nice.



I had a chance to stay in a 5 stars hotel, The Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul. In the old day this place used to be a palace, nowadays the building has transformed to a hotel, while some part of the old building has transformed into hotel-suite with 5 $digits price tag for a night. I’m stayed in a standard room not a suite in case you want to know.


The first day in Istanbul was a sight seeing before we start the shooting in the next day. We went to the Grand Bazaar and many places in town to look for a nice location for fashion shooting including Ottoman Neo-Baroque, Ortaköy Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Basilica Cistern and many more.



One of the most stunning was the old harem, Topkapi Palace. The decoration inside was so beautiful. I felt like living in a story of The Arabian Nights.


The other interesting things I noticed here is that Turkey have so many love for Cats. I saw cats everywhere on the street and rarely see a dog – maybe they just kept dog inside, I’m not sure. One of the cute cat I saw was the one sat in front of fishmonger shop, how cute it is!



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