Leyla Mira Batu

Hi.. I am Leyla. I live in Istanbul (Turkey). I am 6 years old and I love books, travel and skiing. I also loves playing tennis and golf.

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PLACES YOU LOVE IN ISTANBUL

Ortaköy for the beautiful seaside location with street vendors and small restaurants.

Kemer Country as they have this amazing golf course.

Sultanahmet which is a historical part of the city with palaces, mosques, churches and an underground cistern

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

When I grow up, I wants to be a scientist and a veterinarian.

3 words YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SURVIVE IN ISTANBUL

Merhaba: “Hi”

Teşekkürler: “Thank You”

Evet: “Yes”

 

 
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WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?

I have a few inspirations. They are my school teacher who taught me to read and write so I can continue to learn on my own.

Then, my mom, who I really want to work with together with her at her school in the future.

And then my cousin Lara, who inspiringly really loves animals.

 
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YUM LOCAL FOODS

I love meatballs, börek (a delicious filo pastry), açma (a Turkish savory pastry), and simit (mouthwatering Turkish savory pastry that has sesame seeds available at street vendors).

 
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NEXT TRAvel DESTINATION

I look forward to visit Beirut. My mom just went there, and I love the beautiful scenery from my mom’s photos.