With 48 hours to explore such a big city, I opted to only focus on one side of Istanbul, the southwest of Bosphurus river.
And this side was bustling with various things to indulge myself in. From the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia to the old Jewish colorful neighborhood of Balat, going by the subterraneous labyrinth of the Grand Bazaar, I walked everywhere. Turkish delights added a sweetness to my wanderlust, while roasted chestnuts and the typical chewy ice-cream, known as dondurma, kept me company while “people watching”.
Istanbul was a delight to explore and photograph.
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