Thursday, January 23, 2014

Discoveries and delights

The last post from Istanbul. Honestly, this whole trip was just scratching the surface because there's way too much things to do in this city. Maybe a year would be enough to get to know Istanbul a little better... Hm... I can still hear those ravishing jazz clubs calling my name... 
P.S. For all you music lovers who would like to know more about Istanbul's diverse music scene, I highly recommend a documentary named Crossing the Bridge - the Sound of Istanbul.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Istanbul wanderings

More photos from the streets of Istanbul. Here's a fun fact: this city is crowded like this all 365 days of the year. I suppose it's not that fun for the locals...  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Istanbul the Magnificent

This was my second time in Turkey and my first time in Istanbul.  I remembered why I absolutely adore this country... Of course, there are a few things in Turkish culture that sometimes get on my nerves, but that doesn't diminish the fact that this country is still one of the greatest countries in the world.  The weather was terrible (cold wind and drizzle), so next time we'll come in springtime to fully enjoy outdoor activities this city has to offer. Now I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.
Locations:  Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Gülhane Park.