In my long-ago adventure in Ciudad de Mexico, there was one influencer (YouTube travel vlogger) whose posts about the city made it easier for me to go around. Her posts about Mexico City was so helpful during that time that I made it as my reference on where to go, what to visit and how to go about.
This vlogger recently posted her adventures in Istanbul, Turkey. I was a little swollen with pride to learn that I being a small-time traveler actually came and visited years ahead before she did. I was secretly hoping that she has read a number of my blog posts about Istanbul for her to use as her travel reference of the city.
But when I watched her posts about Istanbul, I was so envious that I wanted to revisit the city and re-do all my lackluster blog posts. Hahaha! Her vlogs were so vibrant, so appealing and so alive that though I already have seen, felt and tasted what she was featuring, I wanted to go back, do the same and do the way she does!
I guess I am just bitter that I could not produce a better feature of Istanbul the way other travel content creators do. Am I really envious about her work? Or I am just finding an excuse because I really wanted to go back to the grand and splendid Istanbul?!
Let me then post a short clip of my personal experience in Istanbul.
I hope that re-reading multiple times this blog post would in some way reduce my craving to revisit that beautiful transcontinental city. And to that lady vlogger – whom I refuse to identify and feature here, hahaha! – I do admit that you really do a better job than I do.
Let me just then be contented with the powerful saying that: “recognizing one’s own weakness is one of the biggest strengths that one can have”. And yeah, I am so bitter and really wanted to be back in gorgeous Istanbul. Hahaha!