Destination: Turkey

Highlights of Istanbul

We took an impromptu trip to Turkey and fell in love with the city of Istanbul. With a city that lies in both Europe and Asia, it is a city of dualities. Buildings that date back to the Byzantine Empire stand right next to a modern new structure—the contrast of old and new is quite remarkable. We visited the Hagia Sophia that was built in the year 360. It was originally a church and then later converted to a mosque. Arabic writing stands next to pictures of Jesus. It’s so interesting to see such contrast side by side. Read More ›