On our way to South Africa, my girlfriend Victoria and I had a 12 hour stopover in Istanbul. Even though we hadn’t slept much the night before, we certainly did what we could to get our money’s worth from the old city.
After just 2,5 hours of sleep and a long day in Istanbul ahead of me… I thank god for sunglasses!
Victoria with the cutest husky puppy. Understandably, it took quite a while to get her away from there.
Wonderful architecture and secret spots are to be found everywhere in the city.
The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)
Inside the breathtaking Blue Mosque.
Splendid Hagia Sophia in the afternoon.
A quiet street behind Hagia Sophia.
Two alley cats.
Tranquility in the park.
And long shadows.
Istanbul is such a beautiful city, and even though I have been there several times, I can’t wait to go back to Istanbul and Turkey once again. But for now, the adventure continues in South Africa – stay tuned!