Bright sun, dusty air would be the exact description for Istanbul - the capital of Turkey.
The only country in the world locates in two different continents, which is only 10 mins ferry ride away from each other, connecting both the Europe and Asia land.
Istanbul was the last stop of our December trip, and apparently gotten us in cultural shock the moment we land. The differences from cathedral to mosque, from western to Mediterranean and of course from tidy to random was definitely literal.
Due to its partial ancient fame and the current commercialized tourist attraction that worldwide travelers would love to visit, this little city is loaded with multinationals’ cameras and backpacks.
Cashed out for Turkey was rather easy because of its currency :D Go ahead and spend! p/s: Euro and Turkish Lira are widely accepted.
Apart from the attractions, Turkish food and Turkish bath were something real new for us too ^^ Obviously, you don’t ask for food there, you usually point because they display whatever they’ve got like a mix-rice stall in Malaysia. Please drink their Chai tea, Turkish coffee, Turkish milk with cinnamon, taste their Turkish delights and also freshly ‘squashed’ pomegranate juice :9 Not forgetting KEBAB~ especially the fish kebab *slurps*
By the way, i didn’t know exactly why they love having plain yogurt (which i very much dislike) for most food. *yikess*
Turkish Bath was a lil tongue-tight to describe, if you’ve missed those bath, I wouldn’t be too surprise because you will JUST MISS IT albeit walking pass it. The entrances and locations of those were very unnoticeable because they look like other shops down the street. p/s: Tips to know you are near one, look for dome-shaped among the roofs. That’s where the steam room are and where the professional bather bath, scrub and massage your body. Hail of an enjoyment :E