My husband and I were in Istanbul in September 2012. A birthday present from my husband to me.
From the airport we took a taxi over the Bosporus Bridge. What a traffic jam, how much traffic…
The things we saw…
From the hotel we walked over the Atatür Bridge towards the New Mosque, the Spice Bazaar with its many side streets.
We booked a tour: We saw the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Great Barzar. Topkapi Palace was closed on the day of the tour.
A boat tour on the Bosporus to the old castle !!! and back was not to be missed.
We walked from “Taksim Square” along the pedestrian zone, past the Galata Tower down to the Bosporus. Near the Galata Bridge we sat on a bench and looked at the Bosporus with its shipping traffic as well as at the opposite side.
Arrived we took a taxi over the Bosporus Bridge. What a traffic jam, how much traffic… as it was on the way there.