My Travelling Life

If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t: AKA on travelling the world

28 March 2019 - 15:44 By staff reporter
AKA on a guided cruise along the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, a city which he says is a 'jewel of culture and history'.
AKA on a guided cruise along the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, a city which he says is a 'jewel of culture and history'.
Image: Turkish Airlines

Istanbul is "easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever laid eyes on", rapper AKA gushed in a recent Instagram post.

The Super Mega jetted into the Turkish city on his way back from LA where he picked up a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in a glitzy ceremony on Sunday.

During his short stopover, the A-lister took a guided cruise along the Bosporus and checked out some of Istanbul's famous sites. These include the Obelisk of Theodosius and the Hagia Sophia museum which, he said on Insta, was an attraction that had long been on his bucket list. 

What else is on AKA's bucket list? The A-lister tells us, and also shares some of his top travel tips:

How do you prepare for an international trip?

Normally I get a haircut and throw all my clothes into a bag 30 minutes before I have to leave. Then I check if I have my passports and make a run for it.

Must-pack item?

Gym clothes.

What were the top five things you needed to pack for your recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey?

Portable charger, Reebok sneakers, my Rolex, my laptop and an open mind.

What are your top travel tips?

  • Follow the rules.
  • Move fast to get to where you want to be.
  • Be prepared for absolutely anything.
  • Make sure you get a plug who works at the airport to take you through VIP customs and check in.

Travel motto?

If it's too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

Favourite airline? 

Turkish Airlines.

They offer a free Istanbul tour for passengers with a layover of between 6-24 hours. That’s exploring two countries with one ticket!

Window or aisle seat?

Window.

Which country stands high on your bucket list?

Japan.


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