Istanbul…I have dreamed of coming here for years & I have completely fallen for this city. It's always been on the list & I've been side-tracked for so long. So I decided that it was time to spend a week here, with the dread that this would not be enough time. And it wasn't even close to being enough time. I've only scratched the surface of this vibrant, chaotic & immensely interesting city.
I miss hearing the muezzin's call to prayer each day. I miss the warmth & charm of the locals, especially the ones that don't speak a word of English & were so pleased when I exchanged a few words of Turkish with them.
Of all my days there, this was the busiest & probably not my favourite day. I just happened to see a lot in one day without really planning it. On subsequent days, I limited myself to one tourist site a day & otherwise just meandered rather aimlessly, as I'm prone to do.
So a quick boo at the tourist trail that many follow in their travels to Istanbul. And I highly, highly recommend this video by Straw Hats called Istanbul & Its Many Faces that was shot with the Nikon D4. I saw this a month or so before I left for Turkey & love it!!! -> [LINK [strawhatvisuals.com]]