Some bits of a week in Istanbul last winter…
Kybele Cafe • Aya Sofya • More Aya Sofya (I was very impressed by the beauty of this monument. Simply mesmerising) • Cat inside Aya Sofya
Streets around the Grand Bazaar • Blue Mosque • Grand Bazaar • New Mosque
Karakoy • Istiklal Caddesi • Galata tower • Old city view from Galata bridge
Giacomo trying a new style just before New Year’s eve celebrations • Me & Giacomo (sporting his brand new moustache) after a 5-hour long marathon on Babylon’s dance floor
Aya Sofya • Topkapi Palace • Suleymaniye mosque • Crossing the Bosphorus for my first time in Asia • Karakoy fish market • Jars of preserves at Haci Abdullah restaurant
Other highlights of our trip (mostly food related…): Ali Muhiddin Gaci Bekir confectionery (lokum paradise) • Cooking Alaturca • Selim Usta Sultanahmet (kofte paradise) • Hamdi restaurant (delicious food + best view over the Golden Horn) • Çukurcuma neighborhood
Would definitely like to return to Istanbul.