A few observations about Istanbul:
Love the people - helpful, happy, hardworking--they will always try to sell you something
We rarely interacted with women, it was always the men who did the serving, selling, etc.
Multiple daily call to prayers were a reminder that this is a history-rich ancient city
The Turks aren't like the Greeks and they make sure you know it
Traveling there in the summer without a hat is stupid
Hope you enjoy these last pics of my trip to Istanbul
Looking out from the ruins of Yoros Castle
|Breakfast on our hotel rooftop|
Love these cute girls with their colorful dresses and braided hair
This tipped over truck had everyone scratching their heads. It toppled just as this narrow road bends.
Yusuf Kurt, our darling guide we hired for a day. He was excellent.
Gate at Dolmabache Palace
Heading out on our Bosphorus Cruise
Looking out toward the Black Sea from the ruins of Yoros Castle
Lunch on the Asian side of Istanbul
The Turks love their bread!
Love the modern with the old