I spent a long weekend in Istanbul over Valentine’s Day and if there is one thing I can take away from such a short time in such a huge city, it’s that Istanbul is a city you can fall in love with.
Here is the story of my weekend affair with Istanbul told in instagram photos. Larger post with real photos, reflections and a restaurant recommendation to follow soon.
I arrived in Istanbul and it was love at first sight.
When I walked inside the Blue Mosque, it took my breath away and knocked everyone to their knees.
I waited a long time for this one to let me in.
I had heard about her before.
What they said, was all true.
She moves in mysterious ways.
It’s impossible to resist one who ages with grace and beauty.
A Valentine’s weekend wedding to set the mood.
The morning after was when I fell completely.
A walk up and down the small streets of the city.
I stopped now and again to appreciate the little things.
To take in the colors and see how the city really lived.
There is a life on the streets…
And friendship that will touch you…
Eventually you give in and let Istanbul charm you.
And when you least expect it, you are gone. Floating above the chaos in a romance you didn’t know could exist between a girl and a city.
And then it’s over.