Start packing for Istanbul, where East meets West.
Blessed by geography, Istanbul is a culture-packed destination that straddles two continents. Discover picturesque Middle Eastern mosques and then spot colorful European architecture. Marvel at the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar and try the rich Asian-influenced cuisine. Learn to say ‘Hello’ in Turkish, to your home for the month. We’ll handle the details, just bring your job.
Hilal is an Istanbul local who loves being active, meeting new people, and sharing her culture. She wants to take you to the cobblestone streets of the Balat neighborhood and the bistros of Fener. When in Istanbul, she recommends trying traditional Lahmacun, a type of Turkish pizza with spiced ground meat. Hilal will cover your travel needs as your City Manager while showing you some of her favorite things around town, including those unforgettable Bosphorus sunsets!
How grateful I am for this community
My favorite part of the trip was halfway through our journey when we had a game night at someone's house. I took a step back that night and realized all the new friends I had made and how grateful I was for this community.Jordan
Soar 2,000 feet above the city of Cappadocia
Ride a segway through the remnants of the Byzantine Empire on your new commute. Escape the bustle after work and soak in a Turkish bath. Enjoy baklava tasting with your crew. Cycle along the coastline at Caddebostan beach. Fill your nights and weekends with adventure in Istanbul.
Ebru Painting WorkshopAttend a 2 hour workshop with professional teachers from the local Fine Arts University in Istanbul and learn this 13th century Ottoman-style painting technique.
Baklava Pastry WorkshopWatch a Pastry Master make Baklava, a traditional dessert made with filo pastry, syrup and chopped nuts. Then enjoy a tasting experience of these Turkish delicacies.
Cappadocia in a Hot Air BalloonGlide across the sky in a hot air balloon and look down at the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Seeing it all from thousands of feet up in the air, is an almost magical experience.
Cross two continents off your bucket list. Get ready for Istanbul!
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