In the middle of June I received a very special invitation from Turkish Airlines, to join some other bloggers and influencers for a trip to Istanbul, for Istanbul shopping festival. You can only imagine my excitment when I’ve heard Istanbul & shopping! I’ve been in Istanbul for the first time last year (I love this city) and I’m so happy I’ve got a chance to be back this year again.
Turkish Airlines partnered up with Istanbul Shopping festival, to take us on a bloggers trip to Istanbul, to show us the city and provide us with the best shopping experience possible. With a total of over 100 malls around the city, Istanbul has more shopping centres than many countries in Europe have in total. And those centres offer countless brands from clothing to food and entertainment to electronics. Most stores stay open until the early hours of the night and sometimes round the clock so we shopaholics are bound to find everything we’re looking for at one place. We went to quite a few shopping malls, but my favourites were IstinyePark and Kanyon Istanbul. They really do offer everything at one place – from luxury to high street brands, food, etc. So if you want to do some real shopping – Istanbul is the only logical place to go 😉
The reason why I loved the whole festival so much is probably because the trip was not just about shopping, but culture and cuisine as well. Although I’ve been in Istanbul before it’s great to do some sightseeing and feel the vibe of the city again.
Spice Bazar, Istanbul
Boat trip through Bosphorus
Shopping day at Istinye Park
Impressed by Turkish Brands and stores
One of the highlights of the trip was definitely flying in business class with Turkish Airlines. I’ve been on the go and quite a lot recently, changing the planes all the time, but none of the airlines can really compare to the comfort and kindness we have received at Turkish Airlines. Flying with them was a pleasure and when you see their Business Lounge Club at Ataturk airport – you know spending your money was really worth it. Well their Business Lounge Club is literally everything! You can enjoy yourself eating in different restaurant, playing golf, stressing off with a massage, chilling in the cinema, nap away the time in one of the private suites, etc. Well the food is worth the journey; the cuisine is first rate. I was seriously considering missing my flight just to enjoy their Lounge Club for a little longer 😛 I wish I could!
Turkish Airlines & Istanbul Shopping Festival it was a pleasure! Till next time!