Truly historical … That was the over-riding thought while I explored Istanbul and its suburbs. As we all know, lately, there has been some security issues. I hope it does not prevent tourists from enjoying this magnificent city. Most of the prime sights are in the Old Town and can be traversed by foot.
Cuisine-wise also, it was a great experience (I have a separate blog on the Turkish culinary adventure). “Turkish Delights” and “Baklava” … Yum! 🙂
It was cloudy and rainy on most of the days we were there and you can see it reflected in the photographs. Considering that we were quite close to Asia and considering that it was Spring, I was surprised by the chilly weather. We ended up having to buy scarfs to keep us warm (on top of the jackets).