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How to see 3 museums and 2 masjids in Istanbul Old City in a day!

A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Istanbul, after months of staying local to home due to the pandemic. I had a few places on my bucket list and decided to tackle them all on 1 day as I couldn't be sure when I would get a chance like this again (given having the kids around during upcoming school holidays, various lockdown situations etc!) (Tip: don’t recommend this itinerary  if you’re a savour the moment kinda tourist! But if you have limited time like me then this itinerary may work as you get to taste all the sites mentioned just enough to satisfy your FOMO!!) but as I live here, I do also know I could return insha Allah if I didn't finish it all, so mindset is different. Also kids didn’t join us this time so super speed was possible!  Note: On a random weekday everywhere inside was super quiet and outside was not crowded at all therefore social distancing was always adhered to. Destination: Sultanahmet/Sirkeci Istanbul How