Mark Wiens

Mark Wiens

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Day 9: Istanbul, Turkey - This was a day of sightseeing at some of the most famous attractions in Istanbul that I’ve wanted to visit my entire life including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. And the read highlight of the day for me was the incredible Turkish food, especially the kebabs.

Museum Pass Istanbul - 85 TRY ($28.88) - Before getting started with the things we did in this video, I purchased a Museum Pass for Istanbul, which granted me access to a few of the attractions without having to stand in line. I’m not sure if I really saved much money, but it did save time.

2:00 Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) - Our first stop of the day in this attractions in Istanbul video was the Sultan Ahmet Camii, which is commonly known as the Blue Mosque due to its blue tiles on the inside. We actually arrived a little too early in the morning, so they were not open yet, so we walked around the Hippodrome of Constantinople for a few minutes. When the Blue Mosque opened, we went inside. Both inside and outside are incredible to see.

5:37 Hagia Sophia - One of the most famous pieces of architecture in all of Istanbul and one of the most famous attractions is Hagia Sophia. It started off as a church, later became a mosque, and now it’s an official museum. After entering, you can walk around the main room, but the highlight of visiting Hagia Sophia for me was walking up to the upper galleries for some amazing views from above.

8:24 Topkapi Palace - Finally, one more of the most famous attractions in Istanbul, and located right in the same area as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque is Topkapi Palace, which was an Ottoman Palace. You can walk around the gardens and palace structures, which are now galleries. I especially enjoyed the Imperial Harem, which was a section of the palace reserved for women, and the best preserved area of the palace.

11:25 Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebab (Şehzade Cağ Kebap) - There are many different types of Turkish food, and cag kebab is a type of kebab from Erzurum in Eastern Turkey. According some some men I met while eating the amazing kebabs, this is the best restaurant for cag kebab in all of Istanbul. The type of kebab is made from lamb, and instead of being on a vertical skewer like other types of kebabs, it’s grilled on a horizontal skewer. The meat is cooked with wood fire, and slice off onto smaller skewers to be served. If you get a chance to try cag kebab, it’s an absolutely stunning Turkish food. The entire meal was delicious, but the best part was meeting the owner of Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebab and eating a slice of the meat right off the roll hot and fresh. Out entire meal cost 85 TL ($28.88).

20:34 Basilica Cistern - 20 TRY ($6.80) - Arter the amazing Turkish food lunch, we headed over to see the Basilica cistern, one of many underground cisterns in Istanbul. It was interesting to see. We then headed to the hotel for a rest, and then went out again for dinner.

23:27 Dinner at Balkan Lokantasi - Beşiktaş is a neighborhood in Istanbul and we walked over to a restaurant for dinner in that neighborhood called Balkan Lokantasi. It was an extremely busy restaurant serving all sorts of different Turkish food in a cafeteria like style. You walk through the line, choose whatever dishes you want, and pay for what you get. You can eat a serious feast for a pretty good price. I got a little confused and didn’t really know what I was doing, so ended up ordering what was way too much food. But that’s alright, it was all really delicious.

It was fantastic day of Turkish food and visiting some attractions in Istanbul that I had wanted to visit my entire life.


Disclaimer and Thank You:
This trip was made possible by Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets ( 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 decided what to do.


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Comments :

cv 67

cv 67 . 3 days ago

what kinds of spices do they use in that meat anyone know? Looks great

Altaib Nadhim

Altaib Nadhim . 5 days ago

What is this hotel called ?


Nur . 5 days ago

Yemekleri yerken kendinden geçiyo bu .d


a.ramappa . 6 days ago

Fantastic video. The food is to die for. Greetings from India.

dee ethio

dee ethio . 1 week ago

I been to Istanbul last year, it's a massive city. Amazing food and very welcoming people, can't wait to go back.

Electronics and Woodworking

Electronics and Woodworking . 1 week ago

Is there anything Mark does not like? No there is not. He likes all sorts of food in all countries. I mean some othe vloggers express discontent when the food is not that good. That guy has always the same expression on his face. This is fake. That attitude of liking every food you eat affects your credibility.

Mustafa Kilic

Mustafa Kilic . 2 weeks ago

3 yaşının altındaki kuzuların cesediyle ile yapılan ilginç bir yemek 11:53

Emran Hossain

Emran Hossain . 2 weeks ago

I need Canadian passport for hassle free (Visa Free) travel.

Bang Zul

Bang Zul . 2 weeks ago

Love3 Turkey

Andreas cool

Andreas cool . 3 weeks ago

Thats the type of the meat of the Doner I don't like got to get the individual Shawrma piece of meat.

Mustafa İzci Tv

Mustafa İzci Tv . 3 weeks ago

Arkadaşlar gerçekten dünyadaki en iyi yemekler bizde bunu yurt dışına çıktığınızda anlıyorsunuz 😀adam yedikçe canlanmış

Nazan Yesilkaya

Nazan Yesilkaya . 4 weeks ago


Heba Aboutaleb

Heba Aboutaleb . 4 weeks ago

I don’t see from 2 to 8why?

Serhat Ugurcuklu

Serhat Ugurcuklu . 4 weeks ago

Mark senin yaptığın Türkçe çeviriye.senin Türkçe öğretmenine so.....

Lubna Baloch

Lubna Baloch . 1 month ago

Turkey😍😍😍 Love from pakistan ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Paul X

Paul X . 2 months ago

Another informative and mouthwatering video from these two savvy foodies. Yum!

peter neumann

peter neumann . 2 months ago

i like döner,.... i never have in tükye travel, i want so match travel to there.... !


nivledamh . 2 months ago

Mark talking.....😂 and I hate waiting 14:57

Old M

Old M . 2 months ago


Kıymet Boga

Kıymet Boga . 2 months ago

Australia yasiyorum artik memleketimin yemekleri varya burnumda tuttu.Hepsi birbirinden lezzetli.

Hakob Gyozalyan

Hakob Gyozalyan . 2 months ago

Hi Mr. Mark Wiens.... If you want to describe Armenia and armenian cuisine I can help you. So please come to Armenia)

Eylül Ada Solakoğlu

Eylül Ada Solakoğlu . 2 months ago

I also would like to see luxury food in Istanbul

johny motta

johny motta . 2 months ago

Türk denildiğinde neden hep arap sanıyorlar turkler arap değil bunu bilmeleri gerek

johny motta

johny motta . 2 months ago

Love my turkey best world country love youuuuuuuu türkiye

NoobUTuber !

NoobUTuber ! . 2 months ago

Hey guys, watch this video of TURKEY, its awesome.

yunas saxer

yunas saxer . 2 months ago

I wish, I was there!

Dt.Kürşat Özdemir

Dt.Kürşat Özdemir . 2 months ago

Geçen yıl o cağ kebabi yenen yere gitmiştim , bana orda yapilan yemegi ye parayı ver defol git olmuştu , elin adamina ise elle yediriliyor :)

Mustafa Khan

Mustafa Khan . 2 months ago

U r videos too gud

Asil Bayrak

Asil Bayrak . 2 months ago

Erzurum Cağ Kebap 👍👍👍

Ali Abbas

Ali Abbas . 2 months ago

i really like mark and his wife !she is very respectful the way she cover the head. they respect where ever the go.

Emirhan Usta

Emirhan Usta . 3 months ago

Videoyu izlerken 50 liram gitti

shoaib btt

shoaib btt . 3 months ago

That first restaurant seemed a little pricey. Second restaurant very reasonable and wow food looked awesome.

Sedat Çıkrık

Sedat Çıkrık . 3 months ago

14:12 adamın Türk yemeklerine şöyle gülümsemesine sevinip gururlanan ve canı çeken bi ben miyim?


FOODIE BHATTI . 3 months ago

A whole month spend in Turkey but you cannot try all of their dishes. They have extensive course of meals in their cuisine. Best cuisine ever. I have also started selling Tantuni in Pakistan.


YOUTUBE LOVER . 3 months ago

Turkey is beautiful country and have friendly people a lot of love from Pakistan .....Pak Turk friendship zindabad!

Sandy Parker

Sandy Parker . 3 months ago

Very good video. Thank you very much. Beneficial and I learned so much. God bless!

Iwan Batam

Iwan Batam . 3 months ago

Ice cream Turkey is very delecius...and seller making laugh.

Kenan Gunes

Kenan Gunes . 3 months ago

bu arada adam en cokm turkıyeye gıtmıs afıyet bal olsun mark amca

Tattiana Salles

Tattiana Salles . 3 months ago

I would love to visit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Spice Bazar, and the Basilica Cistern. I also would love take a boat on the Bosphorus. It's Istanbul! Mark, how to get the museum pass card?

cafcuf 5754

cafcuf 5754 . 3 months ago

karahanlıyla nizamettin i buraya astılar


AVIATOR . 3 months ago

great human great speaker well presenter wonderful cameraman you are a gift to the world mark god bless you from pakistan (and ya tea is fantastic always :D 18:00)

Ogz Yabgu

Ogz Yabgu . 3 months ago

Adam yiyor yiyor doymuyor yerken iştah açıyor resmen işinin hakkını veriyor

Ahmet Albayrak

Ahmet Albayrak . 3 months ago

Altyazı muhteşem

5cats 2kids

5cats 2kids . 3 months ago

Dry meat like that off the spit needs a sauce.

خروج الملك حمزة بن دلاج

خروج الملك حمزة بن دلاج . 3 months ago


Yakup Keser

Yakup Keser . 3 months ago

Where did the word PORNO come from?ASMALI ÇEŞME street in İstanbul/Sultanahmet was PORNAİ street in history.Theodora ,who later became the Byzantine Queen,danced and had sexual intercourse in street.Sultanahmet square was the hippodrome of Byzantium.İt was also rebellion at the hippodrome.The Byzantine king tries to escape.But we great courage ,Queen Theodora closed the doors hippodrome and killed its contents.As you walk throught this square ,imagine that the bones 20.000 or 40.000 are under your feet.

Hamzah Shaikh

Hamzah Shaikh . 4 months ago

Hey can you please give me the name of the instrumental music that you used in this video while capturing the Blue Mosque

Shlomi Ben Yehuda

Shlomi Ben Yehuda . 4 months ago

How much this skinny guy can eat ???? ,he eats 5 Times a day and


S Z P . 4 months ago

Feel hungry.... Please mark parcel some meat here. Love from India 🇮🇳

Muhammad Abu-Elmagd

Muhammad Abu-Elmagd . 4 months ago

I have been to Turki recently with my family and our trip there was among the best we have ever been, very well done to the very welcoming Turkish people and to the tourism industry there.

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