Tyler visits Istanbul

Yesterday we left Ankara and flew to Istanbul. My first impressions from flying in we’re that it was a huge city and so many mosques. After wandering around the past 24 hours I would only add that it is an incredible city with a much friendlier vibe, and views of water almost all the time. Last night before dinner we discovered the Ayasofia and the blue mosque, two gorgeous mosques on either side of a square, five minutes from our hotel. Today I finally had some baclava and another Turkish coffee before touring the sultans palace and other Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. It is always incredible to think about the thousands and thousands of years of history in this city.
Photos: Tyler on Turkish airlines; on the airplane; Turkish pizza; more friends; coffee and baklava; mosques around dusk; Turkish graffiti; me at the Bosphorus straight

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