I’ve been in Istanbul for over 2 weeks now and here’s what I’ve learned about it:
It has hills. Lots of them.
It has stray cats and dogs. Lots of those too.
It is an almost weirdly harmonious mix of traditional and modern, gritty and elegant, European and Asian.
It is magic and I love it.
There will be more to follow, but for now I’ll just let some of the pictures speak for themselves.