Istanbul the Magnificent

I was fortunate enough to spend one week of my summer holidays in one of the most fascinating cities in the world – Istanbul. For a long while I wanted to visit this beautiful city, a perfect mix of Europe and Asia, old and modern. How many towns are situated on the two continents and are so rich with often unpredictable, but important history behind them? Once known as Constantinople, Istanbul was the capital of four great empires. Being located on the Bosphorus waterway, one of the worlds busiest passages between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, it has a great cultural, economical and strategic position.

This travel was even more special because I was traveling with my mother – this was her first time outside Croatia! – and with two Marija’s – my sister and my longtime high school friend.

The moment we entered the city with our taxi I knew I will love it! Fascinating mosques, busy and colorful streets, amazing food and sweets…what is there not to love 🙂 ?!

Hope you’ll enjoy these pictures, and I hope I will return to Istanbul once more…

 

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Classical start – Duty free shop :)….and air view of Asian side of Istanbul

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