Literary City Guide | Istanbul, Turkey

  Photo by Jenna Shaw

Photo by Jenna Shaw

Today on Literary City Guides, we're off to another dreamy international destination. If you've been following along for a while, you'll notice something slightly different about our guide to Istanbul, namely, how utterly thorough and insightful it is.

Tour guide Jenna Shaw is the right woman for the job, first of all. This Minnesota native has lived in Turkey for the past four years studying Aegean agriculture, and writes a blog focused on the oral history and heritage of fishing

When it comes to the literary and culinary offerings of Istanbul, Jenna dives deep into proper Turkish coffee, street markets, and a collection of books to read before your trip. If you don't have your tickets booked already, this guide will make you want to start planning!