Exploring Istanbul Day 4 - Riding The City Streets & Skating Besiktas Square (Text & Video)

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This is the 4th and last part of my "Exploring Istanbul" series and this time I'm gonna share my post inside the "Skatehive" Community instead of "Haveyoubeenhere".

Why?

Cause my last day in Istanbul was full of skateboarding!

Istanbul Day 4

On my last day I decided to not follow the schedule of the travel agency and connect with the local skate community instead! So glad I did that!

The skateshop was only a 15 minutes walk from the hotel and I arrived there pretty early only to see it closed haha! Guess I should have checked the hours of operation lol!

Skateshop's name is "X4Tune", it's located right next to "Galata Tower" and luckily I only had to wait like 15 minutes until they open!

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There I enjoyed an early morning coffee with local skater Nuri and chatted about skateboarding and of course Skatehive!

Oh I also bought this awesome t-shirt from a local brand called "Ala". Logo looks awesome right?

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After our 2-hours chat Nuri called a few local skaters, told them I was in town and arranged to meet up at "Besiktas" square, the "home" of skate community in Istanbul!

Besiktas Square Location : [//]:# (!pinmapple 41.041942 lat 29.007587 long d3scr)

No need to write more as everything was recorded on tape hehe! All I wanna say is that no matter what the world thinks about skateboarders, the skate community is the absolute BEST!

The locals treated me like they knew me for years, drunk like 10 beers each, laughed together and of course got some clips down the famous "Besiktas Big 4"! The best trip ender I could ask for!

Enjoy watching my Vlog on

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It's great to see how you have fun visiting places and making new friends. Greetings from Mexico.

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Thanks a lot brother and yeah, skateboarding and travelling is the best!

Hope I can visit Mexico one day and shred all together with you and the Skatehive homies from over there!

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I have been in Istanbul a dozen times and one thing that I didn't associate with the town is skatebording... Great post and video :-)


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Thanks a lot! Ain't one of the most awesome cities EVER?

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Don't tell me I love this city. There is so much to see and like every part of town has its own character.

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Istanbul looks amazing to skate @knowhow92 sick plaza right there 💥
Whats going on with your switch heels and 3flips they still getting better and better 🔥

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hahahaha thanks G!

They weren't so clean but all of 'em were 1st try 😁

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I don't think that skateboard is used much as before in Istanbul. People use "Martı" a scooter renting company. You must have seen any corner in Istanbul. These two are different from each other, but I think Martı has replaced skateboard here.

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If you're talking about transportation I agree, didn't see many people riding a board on the street.

I am not using skateboard only for riding but also for doing tricks and in my surprise I found many skaters at Istanbul Square! The skate scene of your city is HUGE!

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hahah the end was the best part, got too drunk and forgot to record a vlog hahahah
bro this is skateboarding!!!!
Hell yeah awesome video, and spot!!

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