May 22, 2012

little istanbul... where we would LOVE to be

the largest city in Turkey, forming the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 13.4 million, the city is at the center of the second-largest urban area in Europe and among the worlds largest cites based on its population.
.....add to this an array of vibrant colour, culture, mosques, bazaar's, spice markets and exotic cuisine and you have the new 'hot spot' to vacation
..... not to mention its the destination for the next james bond film!
we have been lucky enough to visit several years ago and the raw and vivid culture is astounding.
take me back ...