Explore {istanbul, that is}

Wednesday, May 21


Today Kevin and I walked miles and miles around both Europe and Asia, as Istanbul is the only city in the world divided between two continents. We trod new ground, hand in hand, wide-eyed and a little sleepy from jet-lag, but no less thrilled by how magical the air sits in this exciting place.

We woke this morning to a million dollar view of the city {you an see a pic from our balcony on instagram here}, thanks to some sweet people who opened their home on AirBnB. We soaked in thousands of years of history, liked and disliked a few new foods, and capped the night off sharing a meal with a sweet Turkish couple who shared about the ways God is moving int his place.

The world opens my eyes, and I am so very grateful. I am in "explore" mode and I feel fresh and free. Here's to being explorers today friends,

Happy Wednesday with love and hugs from Istanbul,

22 comments :

  1. How great! I've always wanted to go to Istanbul. Also, your skirt is beautiful.

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  2. That picture is stunning!! Enjoy your time sweet friend! XOXO

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  3. So beautiful! Have an awesome time! You both deserve it!

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  4. What an awesome experience. That's so awesome about the couple you met. Can't wait to see all of your photos! Save travels lovely :)

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  5. Beautiful! Have fun! I can't wait to read all about your visit! :)

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  6. Can't wait to see pictures and hear about your trip!

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  7. Gorgeous! Loving all your instagrams... keep them coming! Have an amazing time! xoxoxoxoxo

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  8. SO SO gorgeous! I love your instagram photos! Have a blast!

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  9. Gah, love this. I would also love to hear about how God is moving in Istanbul!

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  10. It's so exciting that you are in Istanbul! Can't wait to see all of your photos :)

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  11. Wow that sounds like such a neat trip. Can't wait to see the pictures :)

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  12. so beautiful! cannot wait to see all the pics!

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  13. Katie, I have become a huge fan of your blog since discovering it just a month ago! So glad you are enjoying your time in Istanbul so far, can't wait to see/hear more!

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  14. Love this photo and the ones you've been putting on Instagram, it looks like such a great trip Katie!

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  15. Love love love!! How in the world did you find a Christian Turkish couple?

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  16. This is beautiful! It makes me want to go there even more :)

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  17. Hope y'all are having so much fun! Can't wait to hear about it!

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  18. ...I'm officially coming out of lurking to say that I'm glad ya'll enjoyed yourselves--I can't wait to hear more about what God has done in this little adventure, :-)!!!!...

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  19. Just stumbled upon your blog and you are such a doll! Looks like an amazing time :)

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  20. stunning!
    can't wait to hear more of y'alls adventure!

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  21. Your photos are INCREDIBLE. I want to copy your entire trip :) :) :) glad you made it home safely! xoxoxoxo

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