İstanbul, the city of dreams and fairy tales. A gorgeous history, great wonders and buildings which are all the treasures of cultural heritage. People from all over the world, when youre walking in İstanbul streets, you can hear a couple speaking French, an Arabian family, Japaneese people taking photos. All the Turkish people are very nice to them. Turkish hospitality is very famous. Turkish people generally love foreigners, and try to help them. Colorful İstanbul streets will amaze you. Turkey is the geographic centre of the region. And İstanbul was the wonderful capitol of Ottoman Empire. All the culture, music, foods, languages, books were centralizing into İstanbul. This made a great culture. A culture of joy, cheer and big chaos.
The Prince İslands are the jewelry of İstanbul. You buy a ferry boat ticket and wait the time of the sailing time. Sit outside of the ferry, and watch the wonderful İstanbul view. Mosques, old buildings, new buildings, bridges and ships. You can see the people throwing simit to sea gulls. Simit is a traditional turkish circular bread. Sea gulls catch them. The ferry boat sail and slowly you are going to The Prince İslands. Smell the air and the odour of the sea. Hear the sounds of the cheerful people speaking English, German, Korean, Indian.. Feel the love, feel groovy.
The long ferry trip is like a meditation. Its one the most relaxing journey. There are four big islands. Choose one of them, and when your ferry arrives the island you choose, step your foot on the land. You can ask Turkish people where you can go, have a meal or have a beer. Or you can try Turkish tea. Walk the old island ways, see the wonderful İstanbul buildings, take photos and feel the music of İstanbul.
Transportation information :
Istanbul Şehir Hatları: http://www.sehirhatlari.com.tr/tr/seferler/adalar-hatlari-353.html
Istanbul Deniz Otobüsü: http://www.ido.com.tr/
Istanbul oftentimes the city is described as the place where east meets west, or Europe meets Asia. Istanbul is the only city in the world to lie on two continents. Beyond its interesting geography, Istanbul full of ancient history. The city today stands upon layers and layers of past civilizations. Emerging out of its past is a rapidly growing, modern, and massive urban metropolis. Istanbul’s mix of east and west, and old and new make it an appealing city to visit.
With its cloudy skies and ancient buildings, my first impression of Istanbul was that of a sleepy town on the edges of both Europe and Asia. However, within a few hours of exploring the city’s bustling streets, my impression quickly changed. Istanbul has a unique energy that is impossible to find anywhere else. The city is one of the world’s largest, holding over 20 million people. In the mornings you see these people filling ferries, buses, subways, and cars on their way to work, while in the evenings they walk Istanbul’s winding avenues, and populate its restaurants, cafe, and bars. People are everywhere, but that’s not a bad thing. People in Istanbul tend to be friendly and polite, and are from all walks of life. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Europeans, Asians, Americans, Africans, and many more all call Istanbul home. The diversity and energy of the city’s inhabitants contribute to a lively and exciting atmosphere. Whether you are interested in simply people-watching, or jumping into the action, you will certainly be encompassed in the buzz of the city.
The city’ diversity however, does not end with its people. As the capital of ancient empires, and historical trading point. One could get lost in exploring the city’s old Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, and other historic sites. Although old in age, Istanbul has a young spirit. High-rise buildings reach from the ancient ground into the city’s cloudy sky, while trendy new restaurants, cafes, and nightlife make the city among the world’s most modern. Old Ottoman architecture stands next to rising skyscrapers, churches, and mosques. The city is where the east has met west for thousands of years, and continues to do so today.
Istanbul is perhaps best described as a contradiction. It is both old and new, crowded and calm and eastern and western. One can easily lose themselves within the awing diversity and witness a blending of cultures, philosophies, and time periods unlike anywhere else in the world. It is a small piece of the world that includes nearly every part of it, and has something to offer for anyone who might visit.
Without a doubt when you are next in Istanbul you should not miss Galata Tower. Galata Tower is within walking distance from Taksim Square. This historic building is an excellent view of Istanbul awaits you when you exit the the last floor. Galata Tower is ideal for breakfast. Distracted by the stunning views on the top floor cafe and enjoy a nice breakfast.
Outside the Galata Tower, Maiden’s Tower well worth to visit. Üsküdar shore via small boats from the Maiden Tower takes over.You and your lover can go Maiden’s Tower by boat it will be so romantic. Maiden’s Tower is ideal for making a proposal. Head to head in a tower in the middle of the sea lover and you. It’s a memorable marriage proposal. Maiden’s Tower experience unforgettable moments with a nice dinner at the restaurant. If you’d like a nice violin concerto, you can listen, you can also looking into the eyes of your lover and telle her to how much you love her.
Other than Maiden’s Tower in Istanbul Beyazit Tower is a surely should not miss. Beyazit Tower was built in 1749, is a tower height of 85 meters. This tower has been established in order to observe fires and news. Originally, the tower was built as a wood fire burned Cibali. The tower then burned again in a Janissary revolt. Beyazit Tower consists of three layers: a solid guard, sign a solid and starboard floor.
Long time residents of Istanbul Beyazit Tower illuminated at night in different colors were used for the notification of the next day’s weather prediction. Blue illumination of the tower will be open to the air the next day, the green color rain, yellow colour fog, and red color would snow news. This practice was ended in 1995, after a short period of time, this practice started again in 2010.
Certainly visiting this magnificent towers in Istanbul. A memorable trip waiting for you …