This was my second visit to Istanbul after 10 years. First time we came to Istanbul for a weekend, visited museums and mosques and stayed in old town. The goal of this visit was friends wedding, which was at Cubuklu 29. My turkish friends recommended to stay in Taksim or Karokoy. Karokoy is in the crossroad between old town and Asia. What i liked the best about Karokoy that it feels like western Europe: nice people, good cafes and restaurants.  3 minute walk from Morgan Karokoy hotel (photos bellow) was the best turkish breakfast experience and somewhere for the half of hotel price (20euros for two) at Namli Gourme Karokoy

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