From old to new, trendy to traditional Istanbul has it all. The architecture, design, food, culture and entertainment are all created with a rich history in mind, while at the same time being at the forefront of a modern city. Not only is the actual Istanbul experience beautiful so is the city itself. I can't Imagine a much better setting for a city. Istanbul sits on the hills around the natural harbor called the Golden Horn on the Bosphorus Strait.
This body of water is what separates Europe from Asia, making Istanbul the only city in the world located on two continents. The City views are full of mosque domes among the dense checkerboard of white and red buildings that creep up the hillsides. Broadly arching bridges span turquoise water abundant with boats. The sights, sounds and smells of this city could only come from the place they call the gateway to asia, Istanbul, truly a one of a kind.
We were in Istanbul for nearly a week in total and we would have liked to stay much longer. To explore all the neighborhoods, try all the foods, see the sights and just experience the city could be a lifetime endeavor. No food photos? A food post to come!
- In 2008 we (Meggan and Beau) set out to see the world and start a business. Since then we have visited 48 countries and we’re just getting started. Travel and design go hand in hand. Whether we’re on the other side of the planet, or down the street we always find things to inspire us.