Changing Views: Cruisin’ Between Europe and Asia, Bosphorus, Istanbul

Changing Views: Cruisin’ Between Europe and Asia, Bosphorus, Istanbul

The Beautiful Ortakoy Mosque on the Europen part can be seen along the Bospohorus Strait, Istanbul One of the things that I couldn’t pass up was at least getting a glimpse of Istanbul’s side of Asia. You see, Istanbul is geographically located in both Europe and Asia, separated by the Bosphorus. But visiting both continents within our limited time was almost impossible. There’s so much to see and do at the European side alone that it’s really quite amazing to fit another day to see the other continent it’s in. The Old…

A Beautiful Chaos: City Life, Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul

A Beautiful Chaos: City Life, Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul

Istiklal Caddesi on a Friday afternoon. Located at Galata, Istanbul For a busy bee who loves to travel, living in a country (UAE) that loves long weekends meant having the opportunity to visit nearby cities/countries. Last 2010, 2 months after embarking on my first taste of my 3rd continent (to be posted soon–hopefully!), I got the chance to see Istanbul. Istanbul is Turkey’s “most populous” city. It is also the “center of finance and culture”. And most importantly, it is not the capital of Turkey. Say, what? Yes, it isn’t….