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Eurasian Crossroad: Istanbul, Turkey

Straddling both the Asian (Middle East) and European continent, Istanbul, Turkey sits at the intersection of many cultures, both modern and ancient.

Topkapı Palace

The Blue Mosque

Trays of various types of Baklava

The Hagia Sofia, the iconic symbol of Turkey

A night on the town with our good friends Burcu & Serap. Thanks for a great time ladies!

Turkish delights, or Lokum

Underground basilica cistern, a well-preserved remnant from Turkey’s Byzantine (Roman) empire roots

Inside the Hagia Sophia

The Istanbul Archaeological Museum

A variety of Turkish puddings

Sweet indulgence: Turkish tea (çay), Sütlaç (Turkish rice pudding), and Baklava

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