I had the joy of tagging along on one of Steve's business trips to Istanbul, Turkey, last month. Fascinating, crowded, colorful, fast-paced all come to mind. And, ohhhh the food! I didn't meet a dish I didn't like. Apparently Istanbul is one of the most re-visited tourist cities in the world - we now know why!
|When I think of Istanbul....I think of the "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" smell that comes from these street vendors...|
|Produce like none other...|
|The Spice Market!|
|Thread and fabric that went on for days near the Grand Bazaar....|
|Inside the immense Hagia Sophia mosque...|
|Our view of the Blue Mosque at a roof top cafe...|