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5 offbeat things that you can do in Istanbul?
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By: Victor Martin Email Article
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My arrival in Istanbul was very indifferent. The aesthetic environment of this place left me asking for more. Never would have I imagined this place to turn out such a perfect spot for me. There are a lot of attractive places to visit in Istanbul, but this time my heart wanted something else. Places like Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower are too good to beat, but this time I wanted to visit some offbeat places. I asked a lot of locals about this and to my luck they were a great help for me. You can also set your feet on these offbeat places in Istanbul and to make that cheaper, and you can book your flight tickets to Istanbul on Cheapbestfares. So here are some of the best offbeat places that you should definitely visit during your next trip to this city of Turkey.

1.Basilica Cistern
When I stepped in the city, I was busy visiting the famous places and didn’t have a clue that all this time I was walking over an ancient cavern. I got familiar with this place once a local taught me about its existence. After knowing about it, I was given the direction which led me to a dark passage, and on the other end of the stairs, I found myself standing in a water reservoir which was built in the 16th Century. There is still some water left here even after it is shut for a long time. You might find some fish swimming in it but worry not, you will have to walk on the wooden planks to go to the other side. The place is a bit dusky and gloomy but trust me there are no ghosts.

2.Prince Island
Istanbul is always crowded, and you would definitely want to relax a bit away from all the hustle- bustle of the city. And I found just the place that would serve the purpose for you. Prince Island is an offbeat place located in the outskirts of the city away from the crowd. The local people visit this place during the summers as the Island is accessible using the ferry. One can find beautiful monuments, some residential houses, tasty cafes, and some historical buildings here. You would not find even a single motorized transport so, it is quite serene here. The chilly wind coming from the sea, a bottle of beer and tasty food. Sounds perfect?

3.Ferry Ride
Now exploring Istanbul is usual when you walk the streets. I was so thrilled as soon as I got to know that ferries can give you a city tour. It is something really different and thrilling. Later on, it turned out to be a better way of exploring the city. But remember one thing, there would be many boats in the water that would charge you a lot, instead of taking those ride to opt for the usual ferry. They are cheap and flexible as well. For saving more money, you can definitely book the flight tickets from Cheapbestfares.

4.Jewish History
We all know the fact that Turkey is a Muslim dominant country, but it has a very long history of Jewish settlement. Once you are here, don’t get stuck to the Muslim monuments because the place has a lot of else things to showcase. You can take a short tour of the land of Jewish heritage. Turkey served a high number of Jews during the 1400s. And during the year 1492, the number of Jews living in the city increased because Spain expelled all the Jews from their country.

5.Galata Bridge
I love fishing, and this is the reason I visited the Galata Bridge over and over again. Each day you can find a lot of fishers catching fish from this bridge. Even if you aren’t interested in fishing, the sight alone turns out to be fabulous. You can have a light time watching people trying to catch fish and return home barehanded.
Now, these are the things that I loved doing, and you won’t find many people doing all this. But if you wish to enjoy the time as I did, book your air tickets now on Cheapbestfares. So get going and book it now.

Writing has always been a hobby that I practiced religiously. Writing specifically for travel happened accidentally. In recent past years, I have realized that my words come out better when I experience scenarios and analyze the situation from my own perspective. And saying so, this is the only reason I travel a lot. website-:

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