I promised you the picture of Istanbul, where I spent a lovely week with my family. Visiting Istanbul is been a wonderful experience, it’s very easy to notice how multicultural it is, starting from food and architecture influences. We visited the historical monuments, the quarters less visited by the tourists, thanks to the guided tours by Discover Istanbul, and we also tried the local food.
I was surprised to see so many beautiful cats in the streets, they are respected by everyone, it’s easy to see water and food for cats outside the shops. There is the Blue Mosque in picture above.
In the picture above there is the Church of St. Sophie (Ayasofya in turkish), it’s separated from the Blue Mosque by a big square, and it’s impossible to take a picture of both monuments from there. If you are already following me on Instagram, you probably have already seen the video I made of this fountain that at night has the lights that change colors. Today the Church of St. Sophie is a widely visited museum, in the inside there are the ancient mosaics well preserved. The two pictures below have been taken in the Topkapi, which is the Palace of the Sultan, it’s worth to visit.
The picture below is been taken in the quarter of Uskudar, which is in the Asian side of Istanbul. This side is less visited by tourists, but it’s just as interesting as the other destinations. There used to be a lot of houses made of wood in
Istanbul, but recently those have been replaced by the cement houses. It’s often possible to see some pretty houses that have the cement bases and the upper parts are made of wood, like the one in the picture below.
We also went on the boat trip on the Bosphorus, there are many type of boat trips and we have chosen the short one that lasted two hours.
We also had the chance to try the turkish coffee, served with this typical turkish sweet that I love. You can find this sweet almost everywhere, you should try it because it’s delicious!
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