Merhaba from Istanbul
I arrived in Istanbul yesterday and took a quick tour of the old city along the coast road. I was overwhelmed by the history that I saw during my drive. Walls built almost 2,000 years ago still standing and parts of the old city still standing.
The city was alive with lots of folks returning home from their day at work and the city was bustling. I am staying in the new section across the “Golden Horn” from the old city. I was particularly impressed with Ataturk Airport. I was able to get my bag and meet my driver fairly quickly.
My hotel is in the Taksim area. It’s loaded with all kinds of shopping opportunities. Time will tell if I can get to that.
Iyi gunier from Istanbul