Foodie stayed a while in Istanbul, a fabulous metropolis with officially more then 13 mio people, the real number though is much higher.
Istanbul resides right at the edge of Asia and Europe and is divided by the Bosporus connecting the Black Sea at the north with the Sea of Marmara at the south.
You can travel between the continents just by crossing a huge suspension bridge. The bridge itself could easily misplaced to San Francisco – on first sight. Otherwise this town is quite unique and not likely to confuse with any other place in the world at all.
Istanbul, known in ancient times as Byzantium and Constantinople, was one of the major metropolises in the known world 2.000 years back and over-lived Rome as the capital of the (Eastern) Roman Empire for nearly a thousand years… and it shows. Hardly I ever experienced a city in the world with that many relics of ancient times and remarks of the upcoming (western) civilization as we know it today… just marvelous.
Unfortunately I am short in time and there would so much to say about this great city and many memorable encounters. So at this time I just would like to give you some impression. Most of them I took with my (not so crappy) phone camera, so please no high expectations of those. At another time I intent to go into some stories and noteworthy details.
Enjoy the views of an unforgettable part of the world.