Snapshot: #tbt, Istanbul – a city so grand, it spans two continents
It’s Thursday! Which means, it’s time for another #tbt (throwback thursday). For today’s #tbt, I thought back to my time on a solo trip to the grand city of Istanbul. That trip popped in my mind as I actually used one of the small bowls that I bought from the Grand Bazaar, so I decided to share some snapshots from the trip.
I visited in February 2011, and while I was there, I felt like I did a whole lot. I visited almost all of the major sites to see including the magnificent Blue Mosque, the jaw-dropping Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace which is the world’s oldest surviving palace, the world-renowned Grand Bazaar and the Bosporus connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. I also got to dine on some extremely delicious Turkish meals, took in a belly dancing show, toured a top of the line Turkish rug factory, viewed some work by Turkish artists and even found myself getting (playfully) proposed to on a few occasions :).
What a trip! One I will never forget. Please share in the experience and memories with me with the pictures below. Thanks for viewing!