during our trip to turkey i had a pretty simple game plan -- i wanted to see, eat, and shop. i'd love to share with you a few of my favorite sights. istanbul is a city FULL of gorgeous views. it was almost comical at one point, with a hilly landscape it was impossible not to have a great view of something (whether that be an ancient mosque or the bright blue sea). in addition to the views we were blessed with beautiful weather and blue skies the entire week - perfect weather for exploring the city and taking photos.
sultan ahmed mosque (the blue mosque) - this was the first mosque we visited, and it is my favorite. the lights are breathtaking and the detail is gorgeous in person.
topkapi palace - i was thrilled to visit the ornate palace full of gorgeous mosaic tiles.
hagia sophia - this site has a long interesting history. it started off as a basilica and then was made into a mosque before it was transformed into a museum.
tomorrow it's all about the food...
ps don't miss the getaway giveaway! i brought back special turkish treats for one lucky reader.