2014 was, of course, a full year,with lots of traveling. We had so many busy weekends and the most vacation days so far! We discovered new places, some we loved so much that we are considering of going again next year. But let’s have a short overview of where our feet took us this year.
And here we are, on our last day of Istanbul, a bit tired, but still in the mood of walking around the streets of this city.
4th day of our trip was all about Asia. I think that this is the most important and attractive thing about Istanbul. That it lays on two continents. And the idea of waking up in the morning and saying: ‘Today I feel like going to Asia for a walk in the park!’ at first sounds like totally out of the ordinary.
The third day of Istanbul was for sure a very busy and exhausting one. We checked Hagia Sopia, The Blue Mosque and we had a serious round of shopping in the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar.
The second day of our trip to Istanbul was for sure the nicest one, with the perfect weather that allowed us to do what got us there in the first place. We woke up quite early and the first ‘WOW’ we said was for the perfect view that our hotel’s terrace offered us.
Istanbul happened this year at the end of February because of a flight offer we couldn’t refuse from Tarom. We booked our flights in October last year and since then we had nothing to do but wait for the trip to actually happen.
It has been almost one week since I came back from Istanbul. I am at my 3rd Turkish coffee today and I still can’t figure out how to start my article on Istanbul. I always find it hard to start writing, especially when I want to write about something that I feel must be shared. I wrote an introduction for this text about three times already, and every time I stopped, unsatisfied, only to continue to do something else: reading “Life of pi”, looking at some of my photos and realizing that only 10 out of 300 are really good. But that’s beside the point right now.
Well, I guess there’s no way around it, so I might just start at the beginning.