Two of my peach picking partners are (or were) in Turkey for a while. Come to think of it, two others were in Paris. Hey. I want to pack my bags and use my passport.
I love this postcard of the map of Istanbul. I suppose if you've been there, the different neighborhoods hold different meanings - some are good for shopping, some are historic, some are the big touristy hotel areas, some are dark and mysterious and potentially dangerous for tourists. I haven't a clue about any of them.
Mostly it's the bosphorous I notice. Not exactly sure why, but I have always been fascinated by this narrow strip of blue. Perhaps it's because of the thin connection between Europe and Asia, the narrowness of the strait from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and ultimately to the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Whichever. Bucket list alert!