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This took place on 15 July 2016.
(Day 11 of the Round the World for Food Trip):
Today was a little bit different.
Just the day before the attempted coup, my wife and I had had the most amazing Istanbul food tour (watch that video here: http://bit.ly/2dO4sSx), wandering around the city, visiting the Grand Bazaar, meeting dozens of friendly people and having fantastic conversations and delicious Turkish food. And in fact, on the night of the 15th, before the attempted Turkish coup d’état took place, we ate dinner at a restaurant just a stone’s throw from the Bosphorus Bridge (where many of the events of the coup unfolded in Istanbul).
Due to the situation of the Turkish coup attempt and not really knowing what all was going on in Istanbul, my wife and I made the decision to just camp out in the hotel for the whole day. We were grateful to have a safe place to stay.
My heart and thoughts go out to all the people of Turkey, and Istanbul is truly one of the most breathtaking city, in terms of history, culture, people, and food, that I’ve ever visited, and my opinions have not changed.
Again, you can read my full thoughts about safety traveling to Turkey on my Istanbul travel guide: http://bit.ly/Istanbul-Guide
Stay tuned for Day 12: The immediate day after the failed Turkish coup d’état attempt, my wife and I went out and had another one of the most memorable food days in Istanbul!
Disclaimer and Thank You:
This trip was made possible by Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets (http://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world) who sponsored my business class flights.
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul sponsored my stay in Istanbul. Thank you to Star Alliance, Marriott Hotels, and Turkish Airlines for making this trip happen.
I personally paid for all food and attractions in this video, and I decided what to do and eat.
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